[aur-dev][PATCH] Fix notifications emails going to the right people

Lukas Fleischer lfleischer at archlinux.org
Sat Aug 11 08:25:19 UTC 2018

On Fri, 10 Aug 2018 at 23:26:28, Eli Schwartz wrote:
> The notify script expects to see the userid followed by additional
> arguments like the pkgbase id, however, these were getting sent swapped
> around (presumably due to the similarity with the db connection which
> expects them in the other order when processing SQL statements).
> As a result, some random userid with the same id as the pkgbase, got sent a
> notification regarding some package with the same id as the real user's id.
> Signed-off-by: Eli Schwartz <eschwartz at archlinux.org>
> ---
>  aurweb/git/serve.py | 10 +++++-----
>  1 file changed, 5 insertions(+), 5 deletions(-)
> [...]

Wow, good catch!

The patch is totally correct but the suspected cause is not. I think
thus is a regression introduced by f3b4c5c (Refactor the notification
script, 2018-05-17) where some of the parameters where accidentally
pushed around.

It is a shame that our test suite did not catch this but looking at the

    "$NOTIFY" adopt 1 1 &&
    "$NOTIFY" comaintainer-add 1 1 &&
    "$NOTIFY" comaintainer-remove 1 1 &&

... it is not much of a surprise either. Maybe we should try to make
each parameter unique? I also realized that we don't seem to test disown
notifications at all!

I will add a reference to f3b4c5c (Refactor the notification script,
2018-05-17) to the commit message, merge to pu and patch our live setup
in a minute.


Best regards,

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