update-motd.5 manpage references /var/run/motd

Bug #1571864 reported by Laurent Bigonville on 2016-04-18
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pam (Ubuntu)

Bug Description


The update-motd.5 manpage still references /var/run/motd, while the code is actually writing to /run/motd.dynamic

The manpage should be updated

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This bug was fixed in the package pam - 1.1.8-3.6ubuntu1

pam (1.1.8-3.6ubuntu1) bionic; urgency=medium

  * Merge with Debian unstable.
    - Fixes unescaped brace in pam_getenv regex. LP: #1538284.
    - Fixes pam_namespace defaults for compatibility with dash. LP: #1081323.
  * Remaining changes:
    - debian/control: have libpam-modules recommend update-motd package
    - debian/libpam-modules.postinst: Add PATH to /etc/environment if it's
      not present there or in /etc/security/pam_env.conf. (should send to
    - debian/libpam0g.postinst: only ask questions during update-manager when
      there are non-default services running.
    - debian/libpam0g.postinst: check if gdm is actually running before
      trying to reload it.
    - debian/libpam0g.postinst: the init script for 'samba' is now named
      'smbd' in Ubuntu, so fix the restart handling.
    - debian/patches-applied/ubuntu-rlimit_nice_correction: Explicitly
      initialise RLIMIT_NICE rather than relying on the kernel limits.
    - debian/patches-applied/pam_umask_usergroups_from_login.defs.patch:
      Deprecate pam_unix's explicit "usergroups" option and instead read it
      from /etc/login.def's "USERGROUP_ENAB" option if umask is only defined
      there. This restores compatibility with the pre-PAM behaviour of login.
    - debian/patches-applied/pam_motd-legal-notice: display the contents of
      /etc/legal once, then set a flag in the user's homedir to prevent
      showing it again.
    - debian/update-motd.5, debian/libpam-modules.manpages: add a manpage
      for update-motd, with some best practices and notes of explanation.
    - debian/patches/update-motd-manpage-ref: add a reference in pam_motd(8)
      to update-motd(5)
    - debian/local/common-session{,-noninteractive}: Enable pam_umask by
      default, now that the umask setting is gone from /etc/profile.
    - debian/local/pam-auth-update: Add the new md5sums for pam_umask addition.
    - debian/patches-applied/extrausers.patch: Add a pam_extrausers module
      that is basically just a copy of pam_unix but looks at
      /var/lib/extrausers/{group,passwd,shadow} instead of /etc/
    - debian/libpam-modules-bin.install: install the helper binaries for
      pam_extrausers to /sbin
    - debian/rules: Make pam_extrausers_chkpwd sguid shadow
    - pam-configs/mkhomedir: Added a config for pam_mkhomedir, disabled
      by default.
    - don't notify about xdm restarts during a release-upgrade
    - debian/patches-applied/cve-2015-3238.patch: removed manpage changes
      so they don't get regenerated during build and cause a multiarch
      installation issue.
  * Dropped changes, included in Debian:
    - Build-depend on libfl-dev.
    - debian/patches-applied/pam-limits-nofile-fd-setsize-cap: cap the default
      soft nofile limit read from pid 1 to FD_SETSIZE.
  * Fix references to /var/run in update-motd.5. LP: #1571864
  * Fix service restart handling to integrate with systemd instead of

pam (1.1.8-3.6) unstable; urgency=medium

  * Non-maintainer upload.
  * cve-2015-3238.patch: Add the changes in the generated pam_exec.8
    and pam_unix.8 in addi...


Changed in pam (Ubuntu):
status: New → Fix Released
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