[Pkg-shadow-devel] Bug#764844: Please remove reference to /run/motd.dynamic

Michael Biebl biebl at debian.org
Sat Oct 11 15:15:35 UTC 2014

Package: manpages
Version: 3.71-1
Severity: normal


in version 1:4.2-2, the login package was changed to no longer use

  [ Josh Triplett ]
  * use the new pam_exec functionality from pam 1.1.8-1 to implement the
    dynamic motd, rather than using /run/motd.dynamic from initscripts.
    This will allow initscripts to drop /etc/init.d/motd.
    Closes: #741129

Please consider updating the motd(5) manpage accordingyl and drop the
reference to /run/motd.dynamic and /etc/init.d/motd.

The way it's down in sid/jessie can be seen in /etc/pam.d/login:

# Prints the message of the day upon succesful login.
# (Replaces the `MOTD_FILE' option in login.defs)
session    optional   pam_exec.so type=open_session stdout /bin/uname -snrvm
session    optional   pam_motd.so


-- System Information:
Debian Release: jessie/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (200, 'experimental')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)
Foreign Architectures: i386

Kernel: Linux 3.16-2-amd64 (SMP w/4 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=de_DE.utf8, LC_CTYPE=de_DE.utf8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

manpages depends on no packages.

manpages recommends no packages.

Versions of packages manpages suggests:
ii  konqueror [man-browser]  4:4.14.1-1
ii  man-db [man-browser]

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