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       cvsd-buildroot - create a chrooted directory structure for use in cvsd.


       cvsd-buildroot DIRECTORY


       cvsd-buildroot creates and populates a directory that can be used as  a
       chroot jail for running cvsd (see cvsd(8) ) in.

       This  script  should  be  run  as  the  root user since the creation of
       devices and the changing of ownership and permissions require this.

       The script gives warnings about files that it’s not expecting.

       cvsd-buildroot creates the following directory structure:

       /bin   This directory is populated with the cvs binary that is found on
              the system.

       /lib   This  directory  is  populated  with  all the libraries that are
              required for running programs in the /bin directory as  well  as
              some  predefined  required  libraries  that  are  present on the

       /dev   Here null and zero devices are created.

       /etc   In this directory a passwd file is  created  that  is  used  for
              matching  user  id’s  with usernames. The root and cvsd user are
              added to this file if they’re not there yet.  The passwd file is
              checked  for  consistency with the system /etc/passwd to prevent
              mistakes.   The  passwd  file  is  also  populated  with   users
              referenced in the repository directories.  Note that no password
              data from /etc/passwd  or  any  other  file  is  stored  in  the
              generated passwd file, all password entries are set to ‘x’.

       /usr   Here  symbolic links are placed to /bin and /lib for some common
              library and binary directories found on  the  system.   This  is
              done for systems that have hard-coded paths for libraries.

       /libexec and /usr/libexec
              Symbolic  links  for  these  directories are created if they are
              present on the system.

       /tmp   This directory is cleaned out on systems that have tmpreaper.

       After the directories are created and populated  ownership  and  rights
       are set to a reasonable value (root:root,umask=022).


       cvsd-buildroot  takes  one  argument,  namely  a directory in which the
       chroot jail will be created. The directory should be specified with  an
       absolute path.


       Creating  a  chroot  environment is a terribly non-portable thing to do
       and therefore you may experience problems with  missing  libraries  and
       system files.  For more information see the FAQ and the README.  If you
       have  to  install  libraries  or  perform  actions   not   covered   by
       cvsd-buildroot       please      report      your      findings      to

       Rerunning cvsd-buildroot after you  have  created  your  repository  is
       advised  since  the repositories are checked for references to userid’s
       and lockfile directories.




       Arthur de Jong <>.