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

Daniel Swarbrick daniel.swarbrick at cloud.ionos.com
Mon Jan 20 09:16:42 GMT 2020

On Thu, 14 Feb 2019 10:10:47 +0100 Santiago Vila <sanvila at unex.es> wrote:
> 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?)
> Thanks.

There are already quite a few examples on how to use amtool in the
upstream README.md. I don't think that README.Debian is the right place
to add additional examples that are not specific to running amtool on

Might I suggest that if you still find the upstream documentation
lacking, you open a pull request upstream? The Prometheus documentation
is open source, and they welcome contributions.

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