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Old 02-17-2012, 07:54 AM
Alberto Fuentes
 
Default motd.tail renamed itself to motd.tail.old in all of my servers at the same time

Nah, i did not upgraded anything on any server lately

also, i checked with the old sysadmin and I was told that it happens
randomly sometimes and that he has no clue why :S


WTF

greets!
aL

On 16/02/12 16:50, Dustin Kirkland wrote:

On Thu, Feb 16, 2012 at 4:19 AM, Alberto Fuentes
<alberto.fuentes@qindel.com> wrote:

suddenly all of my servers stopped showing /etc/motd.tail i noticed in some
of the it got renamed to motd.tail.old... after a few minutes, it started
working again.

I googled a little bit the issue without luck...

Does anybody know what happened?


On Thu, Feb 16, 2012 at 4:19 AM, Alberto Fuentes
<alberto.fuentes@qindel.com> wrote:

suddenly all of my servers stopped showing /etc/motd.tail i noticed in some
of the it got renamed to motd.tail.old... after a few minutes, it started
working again.

I googled a little bit the issue without luck...

Does anybody know what happened?


It's possible that you upgraded your base-files package from a version
older than 5.0.0ubuntu13. In its postinst script, it does:
...
if [ "$1" = "configure" ]&& [ "$2" != "" ]; then
if [ -f /etc/motd.tail ]; then
if dpkg --compare-versions "$2" lt-nl 5.0.0ubuntu13; then
# motd.tail is no longer generated by this package;
# rather, the sysadmin can use motd.tail to append
# text to the pam_motd dynamically generated motd
mv -f /etc/motd.tail /etc/motd.tail.old
# Clear out old MOTD, will be regenerated on next login
rm -f /var/run/motd
fi
fi
...
fi




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