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Re: Setting up CVS repository and avoiding Selinux issues?

Daniel B. Thurman wrote, On 04/28/2009 10:07 PM:

I am trying to get my CVS repository setup.  Apparently,
it appears that the repository must be in the root directory,
otherwise I get selinux permission denials.

What I tried to do initially was to locate the repository
on a NTFS filesystem for which the context is fusefs
which could not be changed, no matter what I tried.
I got selinux permission errors.

using a non Unix file system on a Unix system for your CVS repo will likely cause much hate and discontent while trying to manage permissions.

Giving that up, I moved the repository to a ext3 filesystem
located on a separate drive/partition, mounted on /f-App1,
where the repository is located @ /f-App1/Develop/cvs, and did:

cd /f-App1/Develop/
chown -R cvs:cvs cvs
chcon -R -t cvs_data_t cvs
find cvs -type d -exec chmod 755 {} \;
find cvs -type t -exec chmod 754 {} \;
ln -s /f-App1/Develop/cvs /cvs

Are you looking to use :pserver: here?  Have you considered ssh?

and I got selinux complaining that the files are not /cvs rooted.

Can you give the ACTUAL error(s) from selinux & CVS?

So I did:

cp -a /f-App1/Develop/cvs  /cvs1
rm -f /cvs
ln -s /cvs1 /cvs

And it worked.

How can I place my repository in a non-rooted, non-standard
repository location and avoid the selinux complaints?

I am interested, because I maintain CVS repos on older systems that will probably migrate when RHEL 6 comes out, but Dan Walsh's blog site is not accessible.

Todd Denniston
Crane Division, Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC Crane)
Harnessing the Power of Technology for the Warfighter

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