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Re: Debian Buster release to partially drop non-systemd support




Jonathan Dowland <jmtd@xxxxxxxxxx> writes:

> On Wed, Oct 17, 2018 at 08:33:47PM -0700, Russ Allbery wrote:
>>MAILTO was the main thing that I remember missing in terms of pure
>>functionality.
>
> This is not a complete substitute for all uses of MAILTO, but I found
> the following useful so I share it in case you weren't aware of it.
>
> Define a service specifically designed for sending status emails:
>
> status-email-user@.service:
>> [Service]
>> Type=oneshot
>> ExecStart=-/usr/local/bin/systemd-email %i
>> User=nobody
>> Group=systemd-journal
>
> (I also switch on a little status LED I have with another ExecStart
> line)
>
> /usr/local/bin/systemd-email:
>> systemctl status --full "$1" | mail -s "unit $1 failed" root
>
> Put an OnFailure= line in systemd units that you want to mail you if
> they go wrong
>
>> [Unit]
>> OnFailure=status-email-user@%n.service

But this not play well with exim4.
See:
https://lists.freedesktop.org/archives/systemd-devel/2018-September/041417.html
(and thread as a whole)
KJ

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