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From: Kevin O'Gorman <kogorman@×××××.com>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-user] /etc/motd and /etc/issue just error out....
Date: Thu, 08 Jul 2010 16:30:16
1 I have created/edited /etc/motd and /etc/issue. At first they did nothing
2 at all, but I found /etc/login.defs and followed the hint there.
3 So now it has the line
4 MOTD_FILE /etc/motd
5 for instance. But instead of displaying the file on running login as root,
6 I get
7 configuration error - unknown item 'MOTD_FILE' (notify administrator), and
8 something
9 similar if I attempt to use /etc/issue.
11 Looking at /bin/login with strings(1), I find a format string that would
12 produce this output.
14 Does anyone know how to correctly enable the message of the day and the
15 greeting?
17 --
18 Kevin O'Gorman, PhD


Subject Author
[gentoo-user] Re: /etc/motd and /etc/issue just error out.... Kevin O'Gorman <kogorman@×××××.com>
Re: [gentoo-user] /etc/motd and /etc/issue just error out.... Alan McKinnon <alan.mckinnon@×××××.com>
Re: [gentoo-user] /etc/motd and /etc/issue just error out.... Dale <rdalek1967@×××××.com>