git hook scripts
Brian J. Tarricone
brian at tarricone.org
Sat May 9 23:43:49 CEST 2009
Uh, I think this is all a bit over-engineered. Simpler, please.
On Sat, 9 May 2009 17:06:11 +0200 Jannis Pohlmann wrote:
> I'm currently fiddling with the hook scripts. I'd like to have a
> directory where all our scripts are stored. To make the setup modular,
> I'm currently using the following setup:
> Repository configuration
> Here I'm using a section called "xfcehooks". Every repository should
> have it in its git config file, like this;
> mailinglist = xfce4-commits at xfce.org
> envelopesender = true
> gcobjects = 100
> repoadmin = xfce4-dev at xfce.org
> Hook scripts
> I have a directory called $XFCE_GIT_HOOK_DIR with the following
> The ./hooks directory contains several hook scripts, each belonging to
> one git hook (e.g. update or post-receive) and each serving exactly
> one purpose (e.g. update-03-send-commit-mails *only* sends commit
> mails). The numbers (01, 02, etc.) can be used to prioritize the
> scripts. For the update hooks this means that if
> update-02-check-permissions fails, the entire update fails and
> update-03-send-commit-mails is not executed.
> The ./lib directory contains commonly required functions, all of them
> made available by importing the ./lib/init script.
> The toplevel scripts (here: ./update and ./post-receive) are what we
> link to from the hooks directory of each repository. They import
> ./lib/init and execute the ./hook scripts in prioritized order.
> This is how the update script currently looks like:
> # Initialize the hook script
> . $XFCE_GIT_HOOK_DIR/lib/init
> for script in $XFCE_GIT_HOOK_DIR/hooks/update-*; do
> if ! xfce_git_hook_is_excluded `basename $script`; then
> $script $* || exit 1
> xfce_git_hook_is_excluded() uses two environment variables to find out
> whether a hook script should be executed or not:
> $XFCE_GIT_HOOK_INCLUDE and $XFCE_GIT_HOOK_EXCLUDE.
> How to use the scripts
> There are two possiblities:
> 1) Directly link to the toplevel hooks, e.g. in a repository:
> ln -s $XFCE_GIT_HOOK_DIR/update hooks/update
> This will not set $XFCE_GIT_HOOK_INCLUDE/$XFCE_GIT_HOOK_EXCLUDE
> and will thus execute *all* hooks.
> 2) Create a script that sets $XFCE_GIT_HOOK_INCLUDE/EXCLUDE and
> calls the toplevel hook. E.g. for all private repositories, do
> something like this:
> . $XFCE_GIT_HOOK_DIR/update
> I'm currently thinking about how to exclude certain scripts by
> default, like the update docs script. I've created a repository
> in which I'll work on the hooks. We can import them into Brian's git
> migration repository at a later stage, I guess.
> - Jannis
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