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Bug 5893 - CVS 1.10.6 attempts to chdir to /root when running under pserver
CVS 1.10.6 attempts to chdir to /root when running under pserver
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: cvs (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Nalin Dahyabhai
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Reported: 1999-10-12 15:43 EDT by jhut
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-10-12 16:16:00 EDT
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Description jhut 1999-10-12 15:43:19 EDT
A working cvs pserver setup under RH 6.0 (cvs 1.10.5) now
fails to work correctly when connecting remotely via
pserver.  I receive 2 cvs server messages:

Can't chdir to root
Can't read /root/.cvsignore

The entry in /etc/inetd.conf is

cvspserver stream tcp nowait root /usr/sbin/tcpd
/usr/bin/cvs --allow-root=/home/cvsroot pserver
Comment 1 Jim Kingdon 1999-10-12 16:16:59 EDT
This is a longstanding CVS bug.  The reason that the upgrade changed
things is probably that it changed the permissions on the /root
directory (or so would be my guess).  I'd suggest taking up this
matter with the CVS lists at http://www.cyclic.com/ (of course,
being willing to write a patch always helps...).

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