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Setting up git-multimail on Gerrit
Gerrit has its own email-sending system, but you may prefer using
``git-multimail`` instead. It supports Gerrit natively as a Gerrit
``ref-updated`` hook (Warning: `Gerrit hooks
are distinct from Git hooks). Setting up ``git-multimail`` on a Gerrit
installation can be done following the instructions below.
The explanations show an easy way to set up ``git-multimail``,
but leave ``git-multimail`` installed and unconfigured for a while. If
you run Gerrit on a production server, it is advised that you
execute the step "Set up the hook" last to avoid confusing your users
in the meantime.
Set up the hook
Create a directory ``$site_path/hooks/`` if it does not exist (if you
don't know what ``$site_path`` is, run `` status`` and look
for a ``GERRIT_SITE`` line). Either copy ```` to
``$site_path/hooks/ref-updated`` or create a wrapper script like
#! /bin/sh
exec /path/to/ "$@"
In both cases, make sure the file is named exactly
``$site_path/hooks/ref-updated`` and is executable.
(Alternatively, you may configure the ``[hooks]`` section of
Log on the gerrit server and edit ``$site_path/git/$project/config``
to configure ``git-multimail``.
Warning: this will disable ``git-multimail`` during the debug, and
could confuse your users. Don't run on a production server.
To debug configuration issues with ``git-multimail``, you can add the
``--stdout`` option when calling ```` like this::
exec /path/to/git-multimail/git-multimail/ \
--stdout "$@" >> /tmp/log.txt
and try pushing from a test repository. You should see the source of
the email that would have been sent in the output of ``git push`` in
the file ``/tmp/log.txt``.