sharing authorization to reinitialize a database
matthews at GREENGENES.CIT.CORNELL.EDU
Thu Jun 29 17:32:03 EST 1995
Any user listed in passwd.wrm has write-access on the database, but not
necessarily initialize-access. Deleting database/ACEDB.wrm and restarting
the database may give (in ace 3-0) the error message
!! FATAL ERROR 0: !! Sorry, the database seems empty. Only the person
owning the $(ACEDB) directory can reinitialise it.
This message isn't exactly accurate. To share initialize-access with another
user, the actual requirement is to give him write-access on the file
wspec/passwd.wrm. For example if the permissions are
-rw-rw-r-- 1 acedb ace 836 Jun 29 17:42 passwd.wrm
, all members of group 'ace' will have initialize-access.
The same thing is true in ace v4_0b4, but the error message is corrected.
- Dave Matthews
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