Changes to cvsadmin requests and acls

Martin Sourada martin.sourada at
Thu Aug 9 18:11:23 UTC 2007

On Wed, 2007-08-08 at 19:31 +0200, Toshio Kuratomi wrote:
> Hello Packagers,
> Over the next several weeks we're going to be transitioning away from
> the owner.list and pkg.acl files to the long awaited Package Database.
> As a transitional step we're going to continue to have our cvsadmins
> handling the changes to owners.list but the changes will go to the
> Database instead of to the owners.list file.  There are two changes to
> your immediate workflow that you should be aware of:
> 1) pkg.acl files no longer serve acls.  Instead, this information is
> contained in the packageDB.  If you would like to have an acl changed,
> please use a cvsadmin request or see my note at the bottom of this
> message[1]_.
Let me ask a question. If I previously removed the pkg.acl file (so that
all people in cvsextras have access to my package) will the 'Cvsextras
Commits' be set to 'yes' or I'll have to make a cvsadmin request? Hope I
didn't miss the answer in the text...
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