On behalf of what user does the rdiff command run when using start and end tags? Currently I have two different deployments. One of them allows me to create a new topic using start and end tags. The other does not, but I can't see any difference.
For the deployment that doesn't work, I can run rdiff from the command line and it works fine. When I use codestriker, I get the following:
Problem generating topic text:
failed to create lock directory for
(/var/lock/cvs/elvis/extreme/evpages/#cvs.lock): Permission denied
cvs rdiff: failed to obtain dir lock in repository `/export/cvsroot/elvis/extreme/evpages'
cvs [rdiff aborted]: read lock failed - giving up
(Note that we have configured CVS to place locks outside the repository.)
Since I can run rdiff as user X from the command line, I know that I have permissions to do so. My theory is that when I create the topic and Codestriker runs rdiff, it uses a different user and hence the problem. I tried adding 'apache' to our /etc/group, which is how we control who can write a lock to /var/lock/cvs. This did not help.
Any ideas about the user? Any other potential reasons this should fail when it works on the command line? What else can I compare between the two deployments besides the config files?