[TriLUG] cvs CVSROOT/modules
william at trilug.org
Wed Sep 8 15:14:40 EDT 2004
I was referring to the cold fusion electricity source (or alleged
source)...I won't even comment on our coding standards.
IANAA either, indeed IAAP (I am a programmer), so what ldap can/cannot do
is beyond my realm of knowledge. What I know is the problem set I've been
given and the results of my research while trying to solve that problem.
On Wed, 8 Sep 2004, Mike M wrote:
> On Wed, Sep 08, 2004 at 02:28:31PM -0400, William Sutton wrote:
> > Well, we have more than 20-30 users :) (I work for a VERY large company)
> Heh. Betcha they have a coding standards committee and an ISO 900x
> compliance committee too :-). Or maybe they are Extreme Programmers
> > so just creating new user accounts on the cvs server is impractical (not
> > to mention that each user having to keep up with yet another account is
> > impractical).
> Gee. I don't know. 20-30 developers with a 10% turn-over annually
> doesn't seem like a high price to pay for all the admin friendly stuff
> that CVS offers.
> IANAA (I am not an admin :) but isn't LDAP the tool for centrally
> managing authorization for many users with many accounts on many machines?
> I wasn't aware that LDAP somehow eliminated the need for making
> many accounts on many machines for many users.
> > >From my google searches in the last hour, it looks like there have been a
> > handful of people looking for a solution to this since at least January of
> > 2001. About 1/2 of the links I found were on lists.gnu.org, and one
> > suggested using pserver and generating the passwd file from the ldap
> > directory (ick). Another mentioned that the author was thinking about
> > hacking the cvs ldap sources (not my ball of wax). A third suggested that
> > he had a solution (but never actually divulged HOW they did it).
> Maybe a dead meme? I had a similar experience in the past few days.
> I was setting up cdrecord and when I burned a CD I got repeated errors
> about "fixating". There were lots of googles for the error string but
> no solutions. I eventually figured out that problems with fixating
> is cdrecord's way of telling you to invest more money in CD ROM blank
> media. (I wish I still had the precise error message so I could
> plant it in this email so Google could find it.) Asking how to fix
> the "fixating" problem generated lots of discussion that yielded no
> > I'm beginning to think that actually doing this is in the realm of cold
> > fusion--alleged but never proven. This is the sort of beast that needs in
> > depth documentation with examples.
> There you go. Doubt setting in :-). BTW, isn't cold fusion some sort
> of dot com era tool that would let you make $120K/year if you knew how to
> use it?
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