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bin/45182: "cvs init" refuses to create a cvs repository locally

>Number:         45182
>Category:       bin
>Synopsis:       "cvs init" refuses to create a cvs repository locally
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       non-critical
>Priority:       medium
>Responsible:    bin-bug-people
>State:          open
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Wed Jul 27 09:15:00 +0000 2011
>Originator:     Cherry G. Mathew
>Release:        5.99.53
NetBSD  5.99.53 NetBSD 5.99.53 (GENERIC) #2: Sat Jul 23 12:39:11 CAT 2011  
cvs refuses to "cvs init" a new local repository without the current user being 
part of a bogus group called "cvsadmin"

This is pointless (and undesirable) behaviour, since it enforces a specific 
mechanism and policy on cvs users.

$ (cd /tmp/foobar;cvs -d :local:/tmp/foobar/test init)
cvs [init aborted]: usage is restricted to members of the group cvsadmin
$ id cherry
uid=1000(cherry) gid=100(users) groups=100(users),0(wheel),5(operator)

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