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sr #2953: Subversion: CIA bot hook broken, should contact, not

Submitted by:  Ignacio R. Morelle <shadowmaster>
Submitted on:  Sat Aug 25 06:35:09 2012  
Votes:  121  
Category: SCM: Subversion RepositoriesPriority: 5 - Normal
Severity: 3 - NormalStatus: Done
Privacy: PublicAssigned to: None
Open/Closed: ClosedOperating System: Any / Non-Specific

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Thu Nov 7 19:27:27 2013, comment #11:

Welcome back :) I just tested this and I don't receive the flood of messages anymore.

Edward d Auvergne <bugman>
Thu Nov 7 18:52:34 2013, comment #10:

/me comes back from the dead and joins Gna again

This should be fixed :)

Beuc <beuc>
Site Administrator
Sat Feb 2 10:10:26 2013, comment #9:

This should be closed and reopened under a different issue with a better subject at this point given that is not coming back ever again. Unfortunately, even though I originally opened this issue, I seem unable to do anything with it.

Not that the support staff seems to be paying attention.

Ignacio R. Morelle <shadowmaster>
Wed Jan 30 16:04:25 2013, comment #8:

Please can you either fix or disable this hook? It is getting really irritating to have a mail bounce notification every commit.

David Chisnall <theraven>
Thu Jan 3 03:27:07 2013, comment #7:

I'm currently working on a replacement (there is a hosted instance at which I consider to be "beta" at the moment. The Gna! user registration seems to be broken at the moment, unfortunately and I can't find documentation anywhere, but if Gna has any kind of API I'd be happy to add deep integration for it like I have for github, assuming there is interest.

The repo is and is under the MIT and is simple to deploy personal instances (a two liner) (trying not to repeat mistakes)

Fri Oct 5 15:36:14 2012, comment #6:

Removing the old hooks first would be a better start (hopefully temporarily), just to stop the insane flow of failure messages. As ESR said, it was over-engineered and many things were never completed. And it has looked like abandonware for a number of years now. But it would be good if comes back, in some form, as it was an interesting concept. I think their idea was far more expansive than irker by covering more than just IRC. For example the web front-end for a centralised view of the majority of all open source projects, with project stats to measure project health, as well as and commit histories for projects or individuals.

Irker also looks to be quite interesting, and would be good to have if it's not too hard to set up the server and add the hooks for Gna! And worrying about abandoned software shouldn't be an issue as I'm sure ESR would kick himself into action if the project started to stagnate ;) Personally for my Gna! projects, the IRC functionality is not needed due to the low commit traffic but for other old or new projects, this should be interesting.

Edward d Auvergne <bugman>
Fri Oct 5 12:37:56 2012, comment #5:

AFAIK is down and maybe gone for good.

Would you be interested by a switch to irker ?

Short story:

Long story:

Vincent Caron <zerodeux>
Site Administrator
Wed Sep 19 12:29:10 2012, comment #4:

This problem still persists.

Edward d Auvergne <bugman>
Wed Sep 5 12:39:40 2012, comment #3:

Could someone please check this issue out? It should be a simple one line fix. Just replace "" with "" where ever this is located. Cheers.

Edward d Auvergne <bugman>
Wed Aug 29 20:31:49 2012, comment #2:

For the record, in the meantime we chose to configure our project in to "Connect to a public Subversion repository" and subscribed the ping address provided there to our commits mailing list.

This is probably not terribly optimal since it results in querying the SVN repository itself after each commit, but it works as a stopgap measure until the actual hook can be updated.

Ignacio R. Morelle <shadowmaster>
Wed Aug 29 14:52:36 2012, comment #1:

I can confirm this. I receive one message with the subject:

Mail delivery failed: returning message to sender

for every commit I make!

Edward d Auvergne <bugman>
Sat Aug 25 06:35:09 2012, original submission:

It appears that the CIA bot hook for Subversion repositories used at hasn't been able to contact the CIA notifications server for a while. Since they moved servers a few days ago, (which is the hostname that repository hooks should use) now points to a new and current host IP, and (used by old hook configurations) is no longer up to date and presumably never will be.

Additionally, the mail server at only started working again a few hours ago.

Since's Subversion repositories (or at least, the Battle for Wesnoth project's repository) appear to be unable to contact CIA and get their notifications through, I assume that's hook is configured to contact instead of In order to get that hook to work again, its configuration should be changed to point to instead.

Additionally, the CIA admins advise the use of the XML-RPC method instead of emails, which they claim have not been properly supported for years and was in fact completely non-functional for a few days recently. If the Subversion CIA hook version that is using supports XML-RPC, someone might want make sure that it is the method actually in use.

Ignacio R. Morelle <shadowmaster>


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