Subject: Re: Do you use CVS_USER?
To: Martti Kuparinen <>
From: Roland Illig <>
List: pkgsrc-bulk
Date: 11/20/2005 18:18:25
Martti Kuparinen wrote:
> On Sun, 20 Nov 2005, Roland Illig wrote:
>> 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?
> Maybe I don't understand you correctly but why don't do something like 
> this,
> i.e. make sure your username is in CVS/Root:
> userA# cvs -d nameA@server:/cvsroot co -P pkgsrc
> userA# cat CVS/Root nameA@server:/cvsroot
> userA# cd /usr/pkgsrc
> userA# cvs update -dPA
> userB# <do the bulkbuild>

Because by default, userB needs write access to the pkgsrc tree, which 
in this example is owned by userA.

Well, since today you can have all the log files (except 
.interactive_stage) outside the pkgsrc tree, but I wonder how this 
should have worked before.