[SRU] add links for obtaining management and support, fix documentation link in 10-help-text

Bug #1592386 reported by Dustin Kirkland  on 2016-06-14
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This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
base-files (Ubuntu)
Medium
Dustin Kirkland 
Xenial
Medium
Dustin Kirkland 

Bug Description

Add links for obtaining management and support in 10-help-text, and fix the documentation link. Should look very simple, concise, and clean, like this:

 * Documentation: https://help.ubuntu.com
 * Management: https://landscape.canonical.com
 * Support: https://ubuntu.com/advantage

== SRU ==

[Impact]

This impacts command line users of Ubuntu server (and desktop) systems. When logging into an Ubuntu console (tty, ssh), pam displays a dynamically generated MOTD (message of the day). The current message of the day on Ubuntu servers has a broken link for documentation. We need to fix that. We should also add simple, clean, friendly links on how to obtain support and remotely manage the system.

[Test Case]

Upgrade the base-files package, and then regenerate the MOTD using 'sudo update-motd'. The new motd should be printed to screen.

[Regression Potential]

None. This change affects one simple shell script in /etc/update-motd.d/10-help-text

description: updated
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in base-files (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in base-files (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Medium
status: Confirmed → In Progress
assignee: nobody → Dustin Kirkland  (kirkland)
Changed in base-files (Ubuntu Xenial):
status: New → In Progress
importance: Undecided → Medium
assignee: nobody → Dustin Kirkland  (kirkland)
milestone: none → xenial-updates
summary: - add links for obtaining management and support in 10-help-text
+ [SRU] add links for obtaining management and support, fix documentation
+ link in 10-help-text
Changed in base-files (Ubuntu Xenial):
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
Changed in base-files (Ubuntu):
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
description: updated
Dustin Kirkland  (kirkland) wrote :

The landscape-client package should consider remove the " Graph this data and manage this system at: https://landscape.canonical.com/" message, now that the landscape link is handled in base-files /etc/update-motd.d/10-help-text

Changed in landscape-client (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Medium
Changed in landscape-client (Ubuntu Xenial):
importance: Undecided → Medium
Changed in landscape-client (Ubuntu):
status: New → Triaged
Changed in landscape-client (Ubuntu Xenial):
status: New → Triaged
no longer affects: landscape-client (Ubuntu Xenial)
no longer affects: landscape-client (Ubuntu)
Dimitri John Ledkov (xnox) wrote :

Ok, but there is more to fix in 00-header too. It has two execs too many... =)

Dimitri John Ledkov (xnox) wrote :
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package base-files - 9.6ubuntu2

---------------
base-files (9.6ubuntu2) yakkety; urgency=medium

  * add links for obtaining management and support in 10-help-text and
    fix the documentation link, LP: #1592386

 -- Dustin Kirkland <email address hidden> Tue, 14 Jun 2016 15:23:30 +0300

Changed in base-files (Ubuntu):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released

Hello Dustin, or anyone else affected,

Accepted base-files into xenial-proposed. The package will build now and be available at https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/base-files/9.4ubuntu4.1 in a few hours, and then in the -proposed repository.

Please help us by testing this new package. See https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Testing/EnableProposed for documentation how to enable and use -proposed. Your feedback will aid us getting this update out to other Ubuntu users.

If this package fixes the bug for you, please add a comment to this bug, mentioning the version of the package you tested, and change the tag from verification-needed to verification-done. If it does not fix the bug for you, please add a comment stating that, and change the tag to verification-failed. In either case, details of your testing will help us make a better decision.

Further information regarding the verification process can be found at https://wiki.ubuntu.com/QATeam/PerformingSRUVerification . Thank you in advance!

tags: added: verification-needed
Jeremy Bicha (jbicha) wrote :

I tested this on Ubuntu GNOME 16.04 LTS. I enabled proposed and installed base-files and openssh-server.

The first link changes from
* Documentation: https://help.ubuntu.com/ to
* Documentation: https://help.ubuntu.com (without the trailing slash)

and the two new links show up.
The strings weren't translated when I tried French, but the old message wasn't either.
The message looks fine.

tags: added: verification-done
removed: verification-needed
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package base-files - 9.4ubuntu4.1

---------------
base-files (9.4ubuntu4.1) xenial-proposed; urgency=medium

  * add links for obtaining management and support in 10-help-text and
    fix the documentation link, LP: #1592386

 -- Dustin Kirkland <email address hidden> Tue, 14 Jun 2016 15:08:49 +0300

Changed in base-files (Ubuntu Xenial):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released

The verification of the Stable Release Update for base-files has completed successfully and the package has now been released to -updates. Subsequently, the Ubuntu Stable Release Updates Team is being unsubscribed and will not receive messages about this bug report. In the event that you encounter a regression using the package from -updates please report a new bug using ubuntu-bug and tag the bug report regression-update so we can easily find any regressions.

pdf (pdffs) wrote :

Advertising commercial products/services in base-files really sucks.

Ubuntu QA Website (ubuntuqa) wrote :

This bug has been reported on the Ubuntu ISO testing tracker.

A list of all reports related to this bug can be found here:
http://iso.qa.ubuntu.com/qatracker/reports/bugs/1592386

tags: added: iso-testing
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