cvsup, SetAttrs, I've read the FAQ

Karel J. Bosschaart karelj at
Fri Sep 10 04:42:58 PDT 2004

On Wed, Sep 08, 2004 at 02:22:53PM -0400, Lowell Gilbert wrote:
> "Karel J. Bosschaart" <karelj at> writes:
> > I would like to get rid of the 'SetAttrs' lines in the cvsup logs.
> > Of course I found the FAQ at ;
> > I have umask=2 defined in my supfile, always run as root and after removing 
> > the checkout files, these files are rebuilt and all is fine. Only for one 
> > time though: running cvsup a second time will show 'SetAttrs' on the files 
> > that were updated in the previous run. See example of two cvsup runs:
> Until you solve the problem, the '-s' option may help you.
> Are the permissions on /usr/sup at all strange?  They will typically
> be 655 root:wheel...

They are 755 on the dirs, 644 on the checkout files, all root:wheel. 
Seems OK to me.

Some more experimenting revealed that it depends on the cvsup mirror 
I'm using. Using I have the SetAttrs problem, but
when switching to all is fine. I tried switching a
couple of times and it seems consistent. I'm happy now :-), but still
wondering what could be "wrong" on the cvsup2 mirror. I have logs of the
cvsup sessions if anyone is interested.


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