[Buildbot-devel] GSoc Project: Full Integration for User Support

Dustin J. Mitchell dustin at v.igoro.us
Thu Apr 18 12:03:02 UTC 2013

On Wed, Apr 17, 2013 at 5:43 AM, Elias Assarsson <fte08eas at student.lu.se> wrote:
> I have set up a system and I can make builds via the web UI but I fail to
> send emails. When I do not use extraRecipients for the MailNotifier it seems
> that no mail is sent, e.g.
> sending mail (669 bytes) to []
> I guess this has to do with the bug http://trac.buildbot.net/ticket/2207 .


> But when I put addresses in extraRecipients it says that mails are sent but
> I get no mails. I use a gmail smtp server via useTls, relayhost, smtpPorts,
> smtpUser and smtpPassword. The log reads http://pastebin.com/V2Tjb3rC when
> trying to send. I would appreciate any help on how to fix this. I used the
> same login details for the SMTP with which I am able to send mail via my
> email client.

This I'm not sure of, and it may be helpful to get debugging output of
the SMTP transaction to see what's going on.  Most of the time,
setting up SMTP means using a local mail server, which on UNIX is
usually localhost.  Gmail may be rejecting the emails as potential
spam, etc.

> I was more successful with IRC however but I am not sure how you mean that
> the connection between IRC nick and Git author or committer as I find no
> documentation. Did you mean that this is an incomplete feature that user
> support will provide when it is complete?

Yes :)

> I have only had time for a quick look at the code concerning the
> MailNotifier yet to track the problem in
> http://trac.buildbot.net/ticket/2207 . Should an application contain details
> on how I will go about fixing the listed bugs in
> http://trac.buildbot.net/ticket/2436 ?

The more details, the better.  Even if those details change during the
summer, in the application they provide evidence to us that you've
looked deeply at the problem and have a good understanding of what
you'll be doing.

> I corrected some things in the tutorial and the manual as I read them and
> made pull requests for it and also made a ticket for one thing I was not
> sure how to fix.

That's awesome - thanks!  Please link to the pull requests and bug in
your application.


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