[darcs-users] darcs vs sendmail

Eric Kow kowey at darcs.net
Thu Mar 12 09:07:35 UTC 2009

On Thu, Mar 12, 2009 at 00:54:45 +0100, Peter Hercek wrote:
> Eric Kow wrote:
>> Thanks!  Would you mind generating a darcs patch with this?
> I did it, and it looks like it went well, but I cannot really tell since  
> I do not know whether it arrived anywhere.
> I thought it should arrive to this list but it is not coming.

Ok what I'm going to ask you to do in the meantime is to darcs send -O
and email the attachment by hand.

Does darcs send work for you on other repositories, or is it just the
darcs darcs repository that you're having trouble with?  I think you,
Ben Moseley and a lot other users in the past have had an issue with
darcs send telling you it succeeded when it did not.

Darcs send relies on your mail transfer agent (sendmail, etc).  So the
question for us darcs hackers is why does this happen?  Is it something
we can fix (darcs isn't listening to sendmail properly), or is it the
kind of situation where the universe is broken (MTAs silently accept
messages they can't actually send) and the only thing we can do is post
some diagnostic steps on the FAQ?

At the very least, we ought to get some better documentation out of
this, if not code fixes.

Eric Kow <http://www.nltg.brighton.ac.uk/home/Eric.Kow>
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