Essential CVS

Errata for Essential CVS

Submit your own errata for this product.

The errata list is a list of errors and their corrections that were found after the product was released. If the error was corrected in a later version or reprint the date of the correction will be displayed in the column titled "Date Corrected".

The following errata were submitted by our customers and approved as valid errors by the author or editor.

Color key: Serious technical mistake Minor technical mistake Language or formatting error Typo Question Note Update

Version Location Description Submitted By Date submitted Date corrected
Page 22
Sixth command line on the page

Every command on pages 21-22 preceding the 6th command on page 22 work as the book shows. I differ from the book only in that I sudo each command, but successfully so until I submit the command
chown -R cvs /var/lib/cvsroot
The failure message is
chown: invalid user: `cvs'

I log this reaction after a brief Web search for the error failed to shed any light on this impediment.

Note from the Author or Editor:
I could have written this more clearly. As I state in the second paragraph after those commands, there should be a separate user (ie, not 'root') for running the CVS server. It would have been better to put that paragraph ahead of those commands.

The "invalid user: 'cvs'" error message is stating that there is no such user created at that point.

Read on two paragraphs after those commands to find out how to make a user. My mistake there.

Jennifer Vesperman.

Ivan Soto  Apr 15, 2011