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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     <cvsd->.

       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 <>.