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Re: Hook problems [FIXED]

From: David Ameiss <david_at_ameissnet.com>
Date: 2004-11-24 20:23:15 CET

Thanks for the help. The problem turned out to be much more
fundamental... the Gentoo installation of apache2 added the user apache,
but with /bin/false as the shell. Once I fixed that and the home
directory, things seem to be working.

On Wed, 2004-11-24 at 13:00 -0600, kfogel@collab.net wrote:
> David Ameiss <david@ameissnet.com> writes:
> > Now, any commits fail with:
> >
> > "Can't create null stdout for hook '/var/svn/xxx/hooks/pre-commit';
> > Permission denied"
> >
> > AFAIK all the paths are correct, as are the permissions on pre-commit.
> >
> > Any ideas? Thanks!
>
> I Googled for your error. It looks like possible permissions on
> /dev/null itself are not right? The error comes from this place in
> the code:
>
> /* Redirect stdout to the null device */
> apr_err = apr_file_open (&null_handle, SVN_NULL_DEVICE_NAME, APR_WRITE,
> APR_OS_DEFAULT, pool);
> if (apr_err)
> return svn_error_wrap_apr
> (apr_err, "Can't create null stdout for hook '%s'", cmd);
>
> (From http://www.endrun.org/xr/svn/source/subversion/libsvn_repos/hooks.c,
> by the way, which offers a nicely formatted source tree. The above is
> around line 75).
>
> Whenever you're having problems with a hook script, one good thing to
> try is to write a much simpler hook, and see if you can get that to
> work. That way you can tell whether the problem is with what you're
> trying to do *in* the hook, versus a more fundamental problem with
> running any hook script at all. In this case, I'll bet if you make a
> bone-simple hook script, it'll still fail.
>
> Let us know.
>
> -K
>
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