Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 321231
Subject title of the mail generated by yum-updatesd are not very informative
Last modified: 2012-10-11 04:09:11 EDT
Description of problem:
When say yum-updatesd to send mails when updates are available, then the subject
field of the resulting mail are not very informative, because it only say: "XXX
Updates Available". When you have many systems, then it will become very
unclear, because you can't see witch system it is, when you get many mails.
It will be much better, when the subject line will called:"[systemname] XXXX
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. set in the file /etc/yum/yum-updatesd.conf emit_via = email dbus
2. wait for new updates available
You get an mail without the system name in the subject field
That the mail contains the system name in the subject field.
I have read the man page, but I can't find an option for that.
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Again didn't want to do that.
After reviewing the stats with James on 5-February-2008, given the fix isn't
upstream yet but is expected to be resolved in Fedora9 GA, I've stripped the
rhel-5.2.0 flags and set the rhel-5.3.0 and pm_ack flags to '?'.
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support representative to set the next rhel-x.y flag to "?".
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with yum-updatesd from RHEL5.8 the subject already contain the hostname.
Seems there is nothing to do for RHEL5.9. Could you please confirm?
# rpm -q yum-updatesd
# cat /var/spool/mail/bz321231user
Subject: yum: 1 Updates Available (on XXX.YYY.redhat.com)
Date: Thu, 28 Jun 2012 07:59:21 GMT
This is the automatic update system on XXX.YYY.redhat.com.
There are 1 package updates available. Please run the system updater.
Packages available for update:
Yeh, the yum-updatesd I see in git for 5.9 has this subject for all emails it sends:
msg['Subject'] = "yum: %s (on %s) " % (subject, socket.gethostname())
...and AFAICS this hasn't changed since RHEL-5.0. So I'm a bit confused.