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Bug#941048: fwupd: provide option to never send report

Package: fwupd
Version: 1.2.10-2
Severity: wishlist

There are a wide variety of situations where a user may never want to
send a report about successful firmware update.  For example, I've
worked at a nonprofit dealing with mental health where sending reports
to the vendor was forbidden as a blanket policy because they might
contain sensitive client data.  Other people are concerned about
privacy, and yet others may be on a metered or slow connection and wish
not to send unneeded data.

Currently, every time "fwupd get-updates" runs, it prompts to send a
report about the last update.  This is bothersome for users who never
wish to send an update.  It would be beneficial if fwupd learned a
configuration option to never send an update for any reason and to avoid
prompting to do so.

If a configuration option already exists to do this, consider this a
request to document the behavior or refer to a manual page for the
configuration file in the fwupdmgr(1) manual page so it can be easily

-- System Information:
Debian Release: bullseye/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (500, 'testing'), (500, 'stable'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 5.3.0-rc5-amd64 (SMP w/8 CPU cores)
Kernel taint flags: TAINT_WARN
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8), LANGUAGE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /usr/bin/dash
Init: systemd (via /run/systemd/system)
LSM: AppArmor: enabled

Versions of packages fwupd depends on:
ii  libarchive13           3.4.0-1
ii  libc6                  2.29-2
ii  libefiboot1            37-2
ii  libefivar1             37-2
ii  libelf1                0.176-1.1
ii  libfwupd2              1.2.10-2
ii  libgcab-1.0-0          1.2-5
ii  libglib2.0-0           2.60.6-2
ii  libgnutls30            3.6.9-5
ii  libgpg-error0          1.36-7
ii  libgpgme11             1.13.1-1
ii  libgudev-1.0-0         233-1
ii  libgusb2               0.3.0-1
ii  libjson-glib-1.0-0     1.4.4-2
ii  libpolkit-gobject-1-0  0.105-26
ii  libsmbios-c2           2.4.1-1
ii  libsoup2.4-1           2.64.2-2
ii  libsqlite3-0           3.29.0-2
ii  libxmlb1               0.1.8-1+b1
ii  shared-mime-info       1.10-1

Versions of packages fwupd recommends:
ii  bolt                               0.8-4
ii  fwupd-amd64-signed [fwupd-signed]  1.2.10+2
ii  python3                            3.7.3-1
ii  tpm2-abrmd                         2.1.1-1+b1
ii  tpm2-tools                         3.1.3-2+b1

fwupd suggests no packages.

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brian m. carlson: Houston, Texas, US
OpenPGP: https://keybase.io/bk2204

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