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Re: How to get the branch name into the commitlog and email message

From: Cloud Burst
Subject: Re: How to get the branch name into the commitlog and email message
Date: Mon, 28 Nov 2005 21:22:35 -0800

On Mon, 28 Nov 2005 09:49:09 -0800, "Mark D. Baushke" <address@hidden> wrote:

>Hash: SHA1
>Cloud Burst <address@hidden> writes:
>Your e-mail address bounces with:
>    (reason: 550 unknown user <address@hidden>)
>This is anti-social and this is the last reply to that e-mail address I
>will be giving to this address (or even posts that I will see as strike
>two means it will be in my kill file) unless this message goes through
>without error.
>If you must give a fake address, please do not abuse the Shine Inc of
>Trenton NJ postmaster. Doing so may also be construed as identity theft.
>There are plenty of 'free' e-mail accounts you can get to post your
>questions even if you choose to throw it away due to spam.

Thanks, I didn't realize there is now a domain -- I've used 
address@hidden since 1998 and never had a complaint, until now.  Duly 
noted and taken to heart.  No need to add me to your kill file.  

>> On Sun, 27 Nov 2005 23:49:41 -0800, "Mark D. Baushke" <address@hidden> wrote:
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>> >
>> >Cloud Burst <address@hidden> writes:
>> >
>> >> Running CVS 1.11.2 and a log_accum script from way before that.  
>> >
>> >That is an ancient version of cvs. You should consider an upgrade to
>> >something newer without the bugs and security holes it has.
>> Yep.  But are you telling me my desire is so uncommon that it's not 
>> a standard part of CVS yet?  Or are you saying a newer version of 
>> CVS would have it?  Sounds like you're saying a newer version would 
>> not fix my problem.  
>I am suggesting you have more problems than just the one you are
>attempting to resolve.


>> >> I'm trying to get the branch name into the commitlog and the email 
>> >> that goes out, but I'll be damned if I can see how it's done.  
>> >
>> >You may find doing a 'cvs -Q -n status' command on the files of interest
>> >and parsing the output to be the most 'portable' solution.
>> Can't do this.  I'm running client/server and the server doesn't have 
>> any files checked out.  I had a hack all figured out (look for CVS/Tag 
>> file and read its contents) but I found out that won't work either.  
>If you are doing a 'cvs commit' then either you are :local: in which
>case there is a fully populated CVS directory which 'cvs' is able to
>read, or you are remote in which case the client/server has put you into
>a directory which contains a CVS directory along with a new file to be
>committed and 'cvs' is still able to read it.
>You may either trust that I am telling you the truth (most of my
>log_accum equivalents use the 'cvs -Q -n status' trick to include the
>branch information as a part of the log message), or you may ignore my
>If you feel you do not wish to use 'cvs -Q -n status' on the filename
>but must instead try to peer into the CVS directory yourself, then you
>will find that CVS/Entries and/or CVS/Entries.Log and/or
>CVS/Entries.Static should exist and the branch information you wish will
>be of the form
>   /file/ver/timestamp/options/tag_or_date
>where tag_or_date will be '' for the main trunk and a branch-name tag
>will be of the form Tbranch-name
>However, you should NOT assume that this will be the format forever, so
>it really is better for you to use 'cvs -Q -n status filename' to get the
>branch information you want for now.
>> >> The log_accum script was hacked a little (a long while ago) to get 
>> >> the email From set correctly and the subject line looking right, 
>> >> but not very much else, since it was checked in, anyway.  
>> >> 
>> >> Also, in the loginfo file at the end of the line that calls the 
>> >> log_accum script is 
>> >> 
>> >>   ${Vvts} 
>> >
>> >Well, first, it would be %{Vvs} for cvs 1.11.x the loginfo file
>> >(the %t is not a supported format string for loginfo).
>> >
>> >Although, I suppose if you have local hacks to the cvs sources, you
>> >might have defined %t switch to be the tagname. The %V is the old
>> >version number and %v is the new version number and %s is the filename.
>> >
>> >> Anybody know what this does or is supposed to do?  I don't think 
>> >> it does very much.  
>> >
>> >With a ${Vvts} it would try to expand an environment variable and
>> >probably do nothing but expand to '' as an argument to your script.
>> >
>> ># You may specify a format string as part of the
>> ># filter.  The string is composed of a `%' followed
>> ># by a single format character, or followed by a set of format
>> ># characters surrounded by `{' and `}' as separators.  The format
>> ># characters are:
>> >#
>> >#   s = file name
>> >#   V = old version number (pre-checkin)
>> >#   v = new version number (post-checkin)
>> >#
>> ># For example:
>> >#DEFAULT (echo ""; id; echo %s; date; cat) >> $CVSROOT/CVSROOT/commitlog
>> ># or
>> >#DEFAULT (echo ""; id; echo %{sVv}; date; cat) >> $CVSROOT/CVSROOT/commitlog
>> Thanks again.  I already found that documentaton in the meantime.  Now 
>> I think I may have to customize cvs if there isn't a reasonable script 
>> based solution.  
>There is a resaonable script based solution, but you do not appear to
>believe me that it works.

I do now.  I'll try it.  


>       Good luck,
>       -- Mark
>Version: GnuPG v1.2.3 (FreeBSD)

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