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From "Kevin A. Burton" <>
Subject Re: CVS?
Date Tue, 28 Mar 2000 13:06:57 GMT
David Reid wrote:
> When I try to commit from this machine I get
> "cannot commit files as root"
> I'm logged on as me (lowly sub-user) so I don't see what's going on.
> Anyone explain?

I have noticed this in some versions of CVS.  It is actually hard coded
not to except root but only seems to work when you upgrade your CVS
version but don't re-checkout the repository.  Just make backups of your
files, recheckout, copy the new ones over then commit.

Should work fine.


Kevin A Burton (
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