motd not compiled properly or ?
koitsu at FreeBSD.org
Wed Nov 19 21:41:01 PST 2008
On Thu, Nov 20, 2008 at 01:57:54PM +1030, Lei Chen wrote:
> I have compiled myself a RELENG_7 stable version of 7 branch.
> I did a fresh install on 7.1_prerelease, and cvsup -g -L 2
> make buildworld, everything goes as it should.
> reboot, mergemaster command shows on file "motd"
> rest of motd is the same
> now, based on the above showed result, I pressed "d" to keep original
> version, because I don't want to have a system message shows 7:??:??:??
> Now my question is, how do I just compile the "motd" in source tree, and
> reinstall just that? Maybe recompile it may make it shows proper version
> Or if there's a method beside make buildworld again, it takes ages on my
Simply put: you don't have to do anything.
FreeBSD's rc.d system updates the first line of the motd automatically;
I highly recommend placing the following into /etc/mergemaster.rc:
# Do not compare template motd to /etc/motd
This will cause mergemaster to skip comparing motd, but WILL NOT affect
the use of /etc/rc.d/motd.
Hope this helps.
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