[pve-devel] [PATCH manager 2/2] Close #1295: Make apt notifications configurable

Thomas Lamprecht t.lamprecht at proxmox.com
Thu Apr 8 11:28:22 CEST 2021


On 08.04.21 11:21, Dominic Jäger wrote:
> On Wed, Apr 07, 2021 at 10:51:43AM +0200, Thomas Lamprecht wrote:
>> On 07.04.21 10:30, Dominic Jäger wrote:
>>> -# We assume that users with subscriptions want informations
>>> -# about new packages.
>>> -my $notify = ($info && $info->{status} eq 'Active') ? 1 : 0;
>>> +my $notify = $dccfg->{notify_updates} // 1;
>>
>> We may want to keep the default value the same, i.e.:
>>
>> my $notify = $dccfg->{notify_updates} // ($info && $info->{status} eq 'Active');
> 
> Is there a reason why we assume that users without subscription do not want
> such notifications?

For a production-class setup a subscription is highly recommended, so we
can assume that without such one it is a test/evaluation setup where we may
not want to get the mails...

> 
> As far as I see it, if we change it to
>> $dccfg->{notify_updates} // 1
> Then (until they change something)
> - users with active subscription should _continue_ to get notifications
> - enterprise repo configured but invalid subscription will continue to _not_
>   get mails (because pveupdate exits with error 100)

this is not only for enterprise repo or? What if user disable the
enterprise repo in test system. Just keep the default...

> 
> Then the only change is that users
> - without/invalid subscription and
> - with only no-subscription-repo configured
> will now suddenly get mails, but this is actually good?
> 
> We could also append a line "You can deactivate these notifications in the
> Datacenter options" to the mail.
> 
>>
>> (the following is actually meant for the pve-cluster patch):
>> I'd really prefer using a colon for new config property entries, and I 
can imagine
>> that there will be more such switches in the future, so maybe start out with a format
>> sting (like migration is there) and have something like:
>>
>> 'notify: package-updates=1'
>>
>> what do you think?
> Done :) So the mentioned
>> $dccfg->{notify_updates} // 1
> is actually
>> my $notify = $dccfg->{notify}->{package_updates} // 1;
> already.
> 





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