Strange error

Steven Friedrich FreeBSD at
Wed Dec 22 22:14:06 UTC 2010

On Sunday 19 December 2010 12:57:39 pm Jack Raats wrote:
> I have a strange error.
> Normally when you compile the complete system, the first line of /etc/motd
> is being adjusted telling you the time and version you just compiled. On
> one server this is not being done.
> What is the problem. Which programm adjust the motd file when compiling?
> Thanks
> Jack
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If anyone else responded, I may have deleted it while scanning mail too 
quickly. 8o)

motd isn't updated during compile. It's updated during boot.  If you don't 
reboot the machine, it doesn't get updated.

There is also a line you can include in rc.conf to disable the update. Search 
for motd in /etc/defaults/rc.conf for motd.
System Name:
Hardware:            2.80GHz Intel Pentium 4 (HTT) with 2 GB memory
OS version:          FreeBSD 8.1-RELEASE-p2 i386 (5.1 MB kernel)
Window Manager(s):   kde4-4.5.4 
X Window System:     xorg-7.5    X.Org X Server 1.7.5

FreeBSD Audio Driver (newpcm: 32bit 2009061500/i386)
Installed devices:
pcm0: <Intel ICH6 (82801FB)> (play/rec) default

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