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

Le Wed, May 30, 2007 at 08:08:18AM +0200, Javier Fernández-Sanguino Peña a écrit :
> # Set EDITMOTD to "no" if you don't want /etc/motd to be editted
> # automatically
> > Changes made into /etc/motd.tail are not
> > automatically applied to /etc/motd; you can do this whith the
> > following command:
> ? They are applied after every reboot. As this is implemented in bootmisc.sh.
> This phrase might need to be rewritten.
> > By the way, I would have been happy to provide a patch, but where are
> > the sources ?
> They are available at cvs.debian.org under the 'ddp' repository. Please check
> out http://www.debian.org/doc/cvs


Admins from Sarge expect that after modifying /etc/motd, users logging
in immediately see the new message. If we tell them to modify
/etc/motd.tail, the message is not displayed  unless /etc/motd is
regenerated by hand or by reboot.

I will submit a proper patch which explains this better.

Have a nice day,


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