[Bug 1056104] Re: Sends mail when MailOnlyOnError=true and all upgradeable packages are blacklisted

Björn Torkelsson torkel at torkel.se
Tue Sep 25 10:57:23 UTC 2012

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  Sends mail when MailOnlyOnError=true and all upgradeable packages are

Status in “unattended-upgrades” package in Ubuntu:

Bug description:
  I have specified an email-address and MailOnlyOnError=true in
  /etc/apt/apt.conf.d/50unattended-upgrades. I have also a couple of
  packages blacklisted. However when unattended-upgrades are run (and
  the only packages eligible for upgrades are blacklisted) I still get
  an email (see below). I do not consider this situation as an error
  that warrants an email.  Apticron will be used to notify that there
  are packages available for upgrades and that are not handled by

  I haven't yet been in the situation where there are both upgradeable
  packages and blacklisted packages, so I'm not sure if I will receive
  an email in that case.


  Unattended upgrade returned: None

  Packages that are upgraded:

  Packages with upgradable origin but kept back: 
  postgresql-client postgresql-client-common 

  Unattended-upgrades log: Initial blacklisted packages: dcache sun-
  java6-jre sun-java6-jdk sun-java6-bin openjdk-6-jdk openjdk-6-jre
  openjdk-6-jre-headless openjdk-6-jre-lib openjdk-7-jdk openjdk-7-jre
  openjdk-7-jre-headless openjdk-7-jre-lib postgresql-common postgresql
  postgresql-8.3 postgresql-8.4 postgresql-9.0 postgresql-9.1
  postgresql-client postgresql-client-8.3 postgresql-client-8.4
  postgresql-client-9.0 postgresql-client-9.1 postgresql-contrib
  postgresql-contrib-8.3 postgresql-contrib-8.4 postgresql-contrib-9.0
  postgresql-contrib-9.1 libpq5

  Starting unattended upgrades script 
  Allowed origins are: ['o=Ubuntu,a=precise-security', 'o=Ubuntu,a=precise-updates', 'o=HPC2N,a='] 
  Packages that are auto removed: '' 
  Packages that are upgraded:

  ProblemType: Bug
  DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.04
  Package: unattended-upgrades 0.76
  ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.2.0-31.50-generic 3.2.28
  Uname: Linux 3.2.0-31-generic x86_64
  NonfreeKernelModules: openafs
  ApportVersion: 2.0.1-0ubuntu13
  Architecture: amd64
  Date: Tue Sep 25 12:30:15 2012
  EcryptfsInUse: Yes
  InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 11.04 "Natty Narwhal" - Release amd64 (20110427.1)
  PackageArchitecture: all
   PATH=(custom, no user)
  SourcePackage: unattended-upgrades
  UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to precise on 2012-03-02 (206 days ago)
  modified.conffile..etc.apt.apt.conf.d.50unattended.upgrades: [modified]
  mtime.conffile..etc.apt.apt.conf.d.50unattended.upgrades: 2012-03-12T20:05:57.072716

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