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sr #109942: restore automake-commit mail?

Submitted by:  Karl Berry <karl>
Submitted on:  Tue 27 Aug 2019 01:44:25 PM UTC  
Category:  Project mailing lists Priority:  5 - Normal
Severity:  3 - Normal Status:  None
Assigned to:  Ineiev <ineiev> Operating System:  None
Open/Closed:  Open

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Mon 21 Oct 2019 01:15:11 AM UTC, comment #9: 

More data points (sorry for not being able to really fix it): emacs-commit is also stuck in 2008:

whereas emacs-diffs is current:

and of course there are lots of commits to emacs.git:

I do see some commit lists that are up to date, though, e.g.:

Running ls -lt commit/2019-10 in lists:/home/mharc/mbox shows 17 such lists getting mail this month. Doesn't seem like very many.

I also looked in lists:/spam/automake-commit, but no real mail was getting caught there, only spam (as one would hope).

I don't know what to make of it all. --thanks, karl.

Karl Berry <karl>
Site Administrator
Fri 18 Oct 2019 09:51:24 PM UTC, comment #8: 

I believe the lack of commit mail is not specific to automake. I see recent commits to texinfo git (, but the texinfo-commits list stops in 2018 (

Karl Berry <karl>
Site Administrator
Wed 16 Oct 2019 06:05:54 AM UTC, comment #7: 

I'm not that technical that I can help you out.

ofs is offset, I just copied and pasted the page link
where you can see the first commit after 1-1-2017 from
Mathieu Lirzin who is a member since 23-02-2017, maybe something
has changed at that point. (Could it be a key or something?)
Could the list accidentaly be blocked?
Dont know If you may need to write to:


bendikker <bendukker>
Tue 15 Oct 2019 09:23:35 PM UTC, comment #6: 

I don't believe it is necessary for a list to be attached to be a group to receive commit mail. That wouldn't make sense. But anyway, I just attached it (following the instructions at ListServer on the wiki), since it may as well be there.

Your other note - I don't know what ofs=100 means, but (without that parameter) shows recent commits, as does And if you actually check out the repository you will see them too.

Thanks. -k

Karl Berry <karl>
Site Administrator
Tue 15 Oct 2019 08:03:15 PM UTC, comment #5: 

Was just curious, am a noob.

automake-commit is not on the list

There it stops:
Mathieu Lirzin member since 2-2017

bendikker <bendukker>
Tue 15 Oct 2019 03:51:34 PM UTC, comment #4: 

unfortunately it did not work. Jim made a couple more commits to automake in the last day or two, and nothing showed up on automake-commit. still stuck in 2017.

Karl Berry <karl>
Site Administrator
Wed 18 Sep 2019 07:31:33 AM UTC, comment #3: 

I am not exactly sure what is going on with this hook and why it is not functioning.  It looks like it should be working.  But I do agree that there is nothing in the archive since 2017 and therefore somewhere it is not working.  The configuration as set appears correct all around.

Because the current is not working, and an updated version of git_multimail was available, I shifted to using the newer version.  An example of it is the Emacs list commit hook.  Just because trying it seemed better than not trying it.

I can simulate a push and cause it to generate an email but I have no more time tonight to try it.  Later...

As far as the timestamps go...  Git does not save a history of changes and does not keep track of when the branch was sync'd.  The timestamps shown are the timestamps that were in the branch before in Jim's repository and then pushed.

Bob Proulx <rwp>
Site Administrator
Mon 16 Sep 2019 03:04:26 PM UTC, comment #2: 

unfortunately, no luck. Jim Meyering pushed a commit to automake a couple days ago:

(Although I cannot see the correct date in the git interface, he said he pushed it on September 15. From earlier mail from him, I know that the Sep 02 date shown there is when he committed it locally. I don't know how to see the real commit date.)

Anyway, there is still nothing in the automake-commit archives since 1 Jan 2017:

I also didn't receive any commit mail, though I'm on the list.

Help again?


Karl Berry <karl>
Site Administrator
Fri 30 Aug 2019 08:08:15 AM UTC, comment #1: 

I used the instructions for enabling notifications from Git.mdwn, but they didn't apply directly; let us see the result.

Ineiev <ineiev>
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Tue 27 Aug 2019 01:44:25 PM UTC, original submission:  

automake-commit stopped getting commit mail in 2017 ( Ineiev, Bob, could this be restored, please? Sorry, but I don't know how to do it. Thanks.

Karl Berry <karl>
Site Administrator


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