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Re: need Hook-Script help

From: Christopher Ness <chris_at_nesser.org>
Date: 2005-02-05 17:59:30 CET

On Fri, 2005-04-02 at 10:14 +0100, Enrico Straube wrote:
> i have a repository with an html-dokumentation (some directories with
> html, images and css files).
> Is there a way to create from this files after every change an pdf
> version? So always create a pdf file from defined html files after
> every change on the repository.

You want to run the post-commit script. Take a look at

As for _how_ to create a PDF from HTML. That's completely up to you. I
wouldn't suggest committing the created PDF file since you can easily
build a PDF for any revision of the source files which are stored in
SVN. This would mean two commits for every commit a user makes.

If you can write a program to do what you want you call it from the
post-commit script. Look out for the following common problems:

 - Environment Variables (hooks are called with NO ENVIRONMENT VARS!)
 - The user Apache runs as will run the script
 - A build may fail and if poorly programmed cause the commit to appear
to "hang" waiting indefinitely for user interaction which cannot happen.
 _ You probably do not want to run this script on EVERY commit.
   Just the ones which modify the source files.


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