At first search the path for the mailer.py on FreeBSD it is:
I will continue with configuration for FreeBSD feel free to replace the path for other systems.
Go into your repository hook path, in my case /usr/local/svn/test/hooks
mv post-commit.tmpl post-commit chmod +x post-commit
Now edit post-commit and add the link to the commit notify program (maybe you have to delete a link to a perl script):
/usr/local/share/subversion/hook-scripts/mailer/mailer.py commit "$REPOS" "$REV"
Now search on your disk for the file mailer.conf.example and copy it into the conf directory under your repository:
cp /usr/local/share/subversion/hook-scripts/mailer/mailer.conf.example /usr/local/svn/test/conf/mailer.conf
Edit the file, I had to change:
mail_command = /usr/sbin/sendmail from_addr = commit@bla to_addr = email@bla reply_to = commit@bla
No commit something to your repository and check if it sends mails.
In your repository on your server there is a directory hooks. Copy the file post-commit.tmpl to post-commit. Now edit it and adapt the lines, I use the following:
/usr/share/subversion/hook-scripts/commit-email.pl "$REPOS" "$REV" svn-commit@<host> \ --from svn-commit@<host>
Now make it executable. At every checkin an e-mail is sent to the above mentioned email address.