[cvsnt] commit_email notifications won't work with template in CVSROOT??

Jim Hyslop jimh at view22.com
Thu Sep 14 15:28:07 BST 2006

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I'm trying to set up commit notifications using commit_email, as
described in the manual. As per instructions, I added the line:

cvs-test CVSROOT/commit_email_template

to the commit_email file. I also added commit_email_template to
CVSROOT/checkoutlist, and checked the whole thing in. When I try to
commit to the cvs-test directory, though, I get an error:

commit_email: Template file 'CVSROOT/commit_email_template' does not

I've logged onto the server, and verified that
$CVSROOT/CVSROOT/commit_email_template does, in fact, exist. I tried
using a backslash ('cvs-test CVSROOT\commit_email_template'), but still
no go. By trial and error, I discovered that if I move the template file
out of CVSROOT, it works fine. Is this a bu^H^H undocumented feature?
I'd rather keep the template files in the CVSROOT directory (and indeed,
that's where the manual implies they should be).

Version info:
Client: (CVSNT) 2.5.03 (Scorpio) Build 2382 (client/server)
Server: (CVSNT) 2.5.02 (Servalan) Build 2088 (client/server)


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