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Re: motd handling in jessie

Cameron Norman <camerontnorman@gmail.com> writes:

> Well we can do both. If these update-motd scripts actually differ in
> their result day by day, and the server is only rebooted maybe once a
> week (if not less often), then running them once at boot is not enough.

I think we're overcomplicating this.  If someone really wants to put data
that updates regularly in their MOTD *and* use update-motd.d to do this
(we're already into territory that I suspect is pretty rare), we can just
tell them to add a call to update-motd to cron or use pam_motd.

For me, the interesting question is what we should do by default.  We
certainly shouldn't remove the code that lets people do more complicated
stuff if they really want.

Russ Allbery (rra@debian.org)               <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

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