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From: Brad King (brad.king_at_[hidden])
Date: 2002-05-10 15:33:12

> The only problem left is where to put the script. It can be checked
> in, but there has to be a server-side checkout of it somewhere.

As an addition to my previous message, I remembered how to get the
pre-commit script to show up on the server side. In the CVSROOT checkout,
there is a file called "checkoutlist" that tells the server what files in
CVSROOT should be checked out on the server side.

Here is how to add the pre-commit check:

1.) Checkout the CVSROOT admin directory on a client.

  cvs co CVSROOT

2.) Write your commit checker script, make it executable, and add it.

  chmod 755
  cvs add

3.) Edit the checkoutlist file and add this line: Server could not checkout pre-commit checker.

4.) Edit the commitinfo file and add this line:


5.) Commit all these changes. The server will update its administration
     database automatically.

   cvs commit -m "Added pre-commit checker."

I suggest that you get this setup with an empty script like

  exit 0

to make sure you don't lock yourself out. You can then write and test the
script separately. The pre-commit check program must be able to execute
on the SERVER, so you need to know that your script will run there.


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