[pkg-go] Bug#921739: amtool: error: comment required by config

Santiago Vila sanvila at unex.es
Thu Feb 14 09:10:47 GMT 2019

On Sat, Feb 09, 2019 at 12:06:50PM +0000, Martín Ferrari wrote:
> Hi Santiago,
> On 08/02/2019 17:35, Santiago Vila wrote:
> > File /usr/share/doc/prometheus-alertmanager/README.md.gz suggests doing this:
> > 
> > amtool silence add alertname=Test_Alert
> > 
> > but this is what I get:
> > 
> > amtool: error: comment required by config
> I don't know how that is configured, but you just need to add a comment
> to the silence like '--comment="testing silences"'

Ok, that worked, but I think it would be much better if such option
could be added to the README.md.gz somewhere, or a README.Debian, or
something. That will avoid searches in search engines, stackoverflow
or the Debian BTS.

There is yet another thing I didn't find anywhere and I would like to
see documented somewhere in /usr/share/doc/prometheus-alertmanager:

How do I add a silence which expires after one hour, for example?

(The web UI allowed this, and in some sense it's basic stuff, so I
think it should be documented as well).

(Can you tell upstream to extend the README.md a little bit?)


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