Subject: Do you use CVS_USER?
To: None <>
From: Roland Illig <>
List: pkgsrc-bulk
Date: 11/20/2005 16:23:03

I'm currently thinking about why CVS_USER is necessary at all. My bulk 
build setting is a "bulk" user that has CVS access to, so I don't need a CVS_USER. Curiously there is no 
setting that would allow me to automatically run "cvs update" without 
changing the user ID.

If you have different users for doing the "cvs update" and the bulk 
build, don't you have to set all the directories to 770 at least? Isn't 
that insecure?

It also means that the bulk builds are somewhat interactive because you 
must enter the password of the CVS_USER.

Under all these circumstances I'm wondering if anyone is using that 
feature. Please tell me. :)