pam_motd(8) man page says nothing about /etc/update-motd.d/* et al.

Bug #552175 reported by Daniel Richard G. on 2010-03-31
This bug affects 3 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
manpages (Ubuntu)
pam (Ubuntu)
Dustin Kirkland 

Bug Description

Binary package hint: libpam-modules

pam_motd(8) in libpam-modules 1.1.1-2ubuntu1 (Lucid beta1) is now responsible for generating the system MOTD in addition to displaying it (see bug #399071).

This rather important behavior, and its use of files under /etc/update-motd.d/ and elsewhere, is not currently documented in the pam_motd(8) man page.

(The motd(5) man page could probably be tweaked, as well.)

Changed in pam (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
assignee: nobody → Dustin Kirkland (kirkland)
Changed in manpages (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
Changed in pam (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → In Progress
Revision history for this message
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package pam - 1.1.1-2ubuntu2

pam (1.1.1-2ubuntu2) lucid; urgency=low

  * debian/update-motd.5, debian/libpam-modules.manpages: add a manpage
    for update-motd, with some best practices and notes of explanation,
    LP: #562566
  * debian/patches/update-motd-manpage-ref: add a reference in pam_mod(8)
    to update-motd(5), LP: #552175
 -- Dustin Kirkland <email address hidden> Tue, 13 Apr 2010 16:58:12 -0500

Changed in pam (Ubuntu):
status: In Progress → Fix Released
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