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Re: Permission denied when checking out /cvs/cygwin/htdocs
Max Bowsher wrote:
> Igor Pechtchanski wrote:
>> On Sat, 26 Apr 2003, Elfyn McBratney wrote:
>>>> I was just attempting to check the Cygwin web page(s)...But I'm getting
>>>> cvs server: Updating .
>>>> cvs server: Updating CVSROOT
>>>> cvs server: Updating htdocs
>>>> cvs server: Updating htdocs/acronyms
>>>> cvs server: failed to create lock directory for
>>>> `/cvs/cygwin/htdocs/acronyms' (/cvs/cygwin/htdocs/acronyms/#cvs.lock):
>>>> Permission denied
>>>> cvs server: failed to obtain dir lock in repository
>>>> cvs [server aborted]: read lock failed - giving up
>> My guess is the directory permissions are missing the sticky bit.
>> Someone with shell root access will have to fix it (alternatively, I
>> could, if given shell access temporarily).
>> Elfyn, do you have trouble checking out htdocs/goldstars? If not, this
>> would be very strange, as I used "cvs add" to add both directories...
>> Maybe something's wrong with the CVSROOT scripts (or the Emptydir, I'm
>> quite sure how cvs does it).
> As Elfyn says, its fixed now. Someone (a cron job?) chowned the repo to
> One rather strange thing I found (I guess this is a question for CGF):
> on the permissions alone, src should be suffering from this problem as
> well - but it isn't!
OK, I'm partially an idiot. anoncvs is a member of src. Please excuse my
But cvs still isn't putting lockfiles in the repository, so I'm still
wondering about the question below.
> And there is no LockDir in src/CVSROOT/config! So why
> is CVS putting the lock files elsewhere in this case? And where? Please,
> sate my curiosity! :-)
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