bzr commit e-mail fails with bzr 2.4.x and 2.5.x on Fedora Core 14

Vincent Ladeuil vila+bzr at
Wed May 16 09:49:46 UTC 2012

>>>>> Gaiseric Vandal <gaiseric.vandal at> writes:

    > I am running Fedora Core 14 (X64.) I have uninstalled bzr 2.2.x
    > packages. I have installed bzr 2.5.0 and bzr 2.5.0 from source I have
    > also tried with bzr 2.6.B1 and bzr 2.4.2 + bzr plugins 2.4.1 .

mail on commits didn't change for ages so all versions above should

    > I want to enable commit e-mails. I have been trying to get this to work
    > over the network (bzr+ssh or sftp) but with out luck. I have therefore
    > created a local repository on my computer.

    >                    /home/myname/bzr/localrepo/localrepo1

    > which I have now checked out to

    >                    /home/myname/bzr/workspace/localrepo1

This is what I use:

in ~/.bazaar/bazaar.conf:

  smtp_server = localhost
  post_commit_mailer = smtplib

Note that 'smtp_server' reflects my local setup, use whatever is
appropriate for you (an smtp server replying on the default 25 port or
use stmp_server=host:port if you use a non-standard port).

in ~/.bazaar/locations.conf:

  post_commit_to = bazaar-commits at

This instruct bzr to send an email to 'post_commit_to' when a commit
occurs in '/home/vila/src/bzr' to the appropriate mailing list.

Note that this applies to all branches below src/bzr and that it applies
to branches, not working trees, so in your case you probably want to
define a section for '/home/myname/bzr/localrepo/localrepo1'

    -> bzr plugins
    > bash_completion 2.4.2
    >   Generate a shell function for bash command line completion.

    > bzrtools 2.4.1
    >   Various useful commands for working with bzr.

You need the lp:bzr-email plugin:

  mkdir -p ~/.bazaar/plugins
  cd ~/.bazaar/plugins 
  bzr branch lp:bzr-email email

will install it in the right place, you can check it with:
  bzr plugins -v


    -> bzr selftest email


    > ----------------------------------------------------------------------
    > Ran 20 tests in 1.373s

    > OK

Those tests doesn't include *sending* emails ('bzr selftest --list email'
will make it a tiny bit clearer and will change once the plugin is



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