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

On Wed, May 30, 2007 at 08:29:56AM +0900, Charles Plessy wrote:
> 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. 

This does not happen if you set EDITMOTD in /etc/default/rcS:

# 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



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