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Re: cvs init

On Thu, Feb 07, 2019 at 01:46:00PM -0500, Greg Troxel wrote:
> Patrick Welche <> writes:
> > $ cd /tmp
> > $ mkdir foo
> > $ cvs -d /tmp/foo init
> > cvs [init aborted]: init to an existing repository is restricted to members of the group cvsadmin
> > $ grep cvsadmin /etc/group 
> > $
> I just did "cvs -d /tmp/foo init" without creating foo first, and it
> worked fine (netbsd-8).
> The error is about running init on an *existing* repository.

I mistakenly thought /tmp/foo would at least need to contain a CVSROOT
directory to count as a repository.

> As for the man page omission, maybe see if the bug is in upstream and
> file a bug with them ;-) ?

I can give it a go ;-) That is part of the point, "init" doesn't appear.

> We could change the code to just not allow init of an existing dir at
> all.

... and maybe

which appears to do "mkdir mycompany"

Thanks for the correct syntax (and to David),


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