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Re: SVN Post Commit Email Notifications

From: S I <xiamak_at_hotmail.com>
Date: 2005-08-30 01:07:12 CEST

As I mentioned, mail is fully configured on the server by our SYSADMIN and
it's portable and it works. I tested it.

I also tested my post-commit and commit-email.pl files manually and they run
find at the command prompt but not triggered by SVN.

You opinion is BIASED as well since you work on SVN as a developer! Things
should NOT be so hard to configure and administer. The wheel should not be
reinvented simply because bunch of people were FRUSTRATED an ANNOYED by CVS
and they decided to form their own alliance to teach CVS people a lesson.

I have WASTED 3 days on this PIECE OF CRAP and instead of, reading my email
and responding to where I went wrong, you're FIRING OFF with rhetorics!

So far, I DON'T like Subversion. It was forced on me and I had NO say-so on
the matter as the
Administrator. Now I'm stuck to learn a clumsy tool that I know nothing

The chapters 1-3 of the .pdf manual are written so well but somebody just
got lazy & lackadaisical when it came to Repository Administration chapters
where most examples were needed for newbies like me. The Admin chapter
hardly touches on subjects and expects us to be genius mind readers to read
between the lines.

----Original Message Follows----
From: Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman@collab.net>
To: "S I" <xiamak@hotmail.com>
CC: users@subversion.tigris.org
Subject: Re: SVN Post Commit Email Notifications
Date: Mon, 29 Aug 2005 17:45:22 -0500
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On Aug 29, 2005, at 5:31 PM, S I wrote:
>I tell you SVN is NOT easy to set up and configure. It was created to
>overcome the idiosyncrasies of CVS, but does it?

Are you seriously comparing CVS and SVN through such a tiny lens?

Subversion gives you a very simple hook for triggering post-commit events.
  But the problem of "setting up a server to send email" is inherently
time-consuming, and way outside the scope of Subversion itself. Mail is
complex. Permissions are complex. That's why people hire sysadmins. I
don't see how anything would have been any easier for you -- in this one
narrow regard -- with CVS or any other version control system.

Sorry that you're having problems. Before trying anything complex, you
should break down the task into smaller parts. Write a 'post- commit'
script that does nothing but echo the revnum into a tmpfile. Once you've
got that working, you can worry about the various mail scripts and mail
setup details. There's even a FAQ on debugging hook scripts:


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