[arch-dev-public] Who broke devtools? - extrapkg svn commit == fail

Xavier shiningxc at gmail.com
Tue Sep 22 09:12:00 EDT 2009

On Tue, Sep 22, 2009 at 2:09 PM, Dan McGee <dpmcgee at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Nice, what about my second point? Can we predefine a partial commit message
>> that will need to be edited?
> I seemed to get overruled on that one. I know a lot of my commit
> messages are going to be more worthless than before because I'm just
> doing a version bump; at least before you got the version info in the
> commit message.

>From what I understood, other people opposed to a default commit
message that you don't have to edit.
Thomas is proposing to predefine a commit message that still need to be edited.
This seems to be the ideal solution, but I don't know if it is possible.

I don't know svn, but reading the doc, this does not seem to be
immediately possible. Either you use -m message or -f file and the
external editor is not called, or you use them and the editor is

I don't know if something like this would work :
echo upgpkg: $pkgbase $pkgver-$pkgrel > /tmp/commit-log
$EDITOR /tmp/commit-log
svn commit -f /tmp/commit-log

Please correct me if I am wrong or if I am missing something :)

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