misc/128683: CVS repo fails to check out because of permission
keramida at ceid.upatras.gr
Fri Nov 7 18:00:13 PST 2008
The following reply was made to PR misc/128683; it has been noted by GNATS.
From: Giorgos Keramidas <keramida at ceid.upatras.gr>
To: Code Monkey <codemonkey49 at earthlink.net>
Cc: bug-followup at freebsd.org
Subject: Re: misc/128683: CVS repo fails to check out because of permission denied error
Date: Sat, 08 Nov 2008 03:52:44 +0200
On Fri, 7 Nov 2008 19:28:37 GMT, Code Monkey <codemonkey49 at earthlink.net> wrote:
> Running the following on my side:
> cvs -d freebsdanoncvs at anoncvs.FreeBSD.org:/home/ncvs checkout -r RELENG_5_4 src
> Error is:
> cvs [checkout aborted]: cannot write /home/ncvs/CVSROOT/val-tags: Permission denied
> Not a CVS expert but this sounds like a problem on the server, and it
> happens from linux client or freebsd.
Can you try checking out with the -R option?
export CVSROOT='freebsdanoncvs at anoncvs.FreeBSD.org:/home/ncvs'
cvs -R co -r RELENG_5_4 src
The -R option sets the client in `read only' mode, so that it can check
out from CD-ROMs and other read-only media. I don't remember off the
top of my head if this works in `pserver' mode too, when the cvs(1)
utility tried to connect to remote servers, but it's worth trying.
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