Does anybody know how to keep a list of users who are notified everytime a CVS commit is made? Thanks in advance!
In the checked-out sandbox do a
cvs watchers [filenames]
which gives you a list of all the people who are currently watching the specified files (in this case all of the files).
The watchers would normally create their watch with:
cvs watch add -a commit [filenames]
But this still doesn’t give you mail notification, because the CVS special file notify defaults to doing nothing.
So the next step would be to checkout the special module CVSROOT somewhere convienent (e.g. /tmp). In there you will find a file called notify. In notify uncomment the last line (The file even has rudimentary documentation ;-)) and commit the file. CVS will say that it has rebuild the administration database and from now on will happily send you email when someone committed a file. Note, however, that CVS will not notify you, if you committed the file yourself, i.e. you will never receive notifications about your own deeds.
Aaah, one more thing: On MacOSX the mail notification will probably not work out of the box, because of the drunken sendmail configuration. If you don’t get any mails from CVS go and look into /var/log/mail.log for more information. There you should at least see the recipients and the subject ‘CVS Notification’. As I’m no expert (at least not right now ;-)) on sendmail config I cannot offer any insight on this. You might want to look in /etc/mail/README and Apple’s documentation for a solution on this.
Now to your question ;-)
There is no such thing as ‘one single file’ which contains all the users who are to be notified.
Instead this information is scattered all over the repository in a file called fileattr in the CVS special directory. If you need a list, I would recommend to write a shell or perl script to gather the information or call
on all sandboxes you have.
Oh Poop! I get the following error: when doing a CVS commit and trying to notify by mail
WARNING: RunAsGid for MSP ignored, check group ids (egid=20, want=25) can not chdir(/var/spool/clientmqueue/): Permission denied Program mode requires special privileges, e.g., root or TrustedUser. WARNING: RunAsGid for MSP ignored, check group ids (egid=20, want=25) can not chdir(/var/spool/clientmqueue/): Permission denied Program mode requires special privileges, e.g., root or TrustedUser.
Does anybody know how to fix this!? Help!!! PLEASE! Thanks!