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Bug#426611: release-notes: Please document that now changes in motd are erased at each reboot.

Package: release-notes
Severity: wishlist

Dear Debian Documentation team,

Etch brought changes in the way motd is handled. Somehow, it is not
the message of the day anymore since changes in this file are lost at
reboot. I would like to propose the following addition to the release
notes to avoid our users frustration and loss of time for lack of

5.15	Mesage of the day

/etc/motd is now rebuilt by /etc/init.d/bootmisc.sh from a template,
/etc/motd.tail, at each reboot. It means that changes made to
/etc/motd will be lost. Changes made into /etc/motd.tail are not
automatically applied to /etc/motd; you can do this whith the
following command:

uname -snrvm > /var/run/motd ; [ -f /etc/motd.tail ] && cat /etc/motd.tail >> /var/run/motd

By the way, I would have been happy to provide a patch, but where are
the sources ?

Have a nice day,

Charles Plessy,
Wako, Saitama, Japan

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