Am 22.01.2015 um 16:34 schrieb Michael Biebl: > Am 22.01.2015 um 15:46 schrieb Steve McIntyre: >> AFAICS there remain silly unfixed bugs in the Ubuntu setup too, which >> I've reported and never seen any progress on - see >> >> https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/pam/+bug/684244 >> >> If you want to take this stuff into Debian too, please get that stuff >> sorted out. > > I'm also no longer convinced, that running a huge shell machinery (as > root) during login via PAM is a good idea. > > If we go the update-motd route, I'd like to see the update-motd calls be > removed from login (and boot) and instead have the dynamic part of > /etc/motd be updated via a cron job. Heh, should have read the referenced bug report more carefully. Apparently Steve came to the same conclusion :-) I think running that cron job once a day should be plenty enough. It's called motd for a reason. I also think, the update-motd package should not be installed by default, at least not on desktop installations. I think it's mostly useful on server installations where one is typically logging in via SSH or the console. Michael -- Why is it that all of the instruments seeking intelligent life in the universe are pointed away from Earth?
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