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Date:      Thu, 25 Apr 2013 11:14:06 -0400 (EDT)
From:      Daniel Feenberg <feenberg@nber.org>
To:        Polytropon <freebsd@edvax.de>
Cc:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: FreeBSD-update?
Message-ID:  <alpine.LRH.2.03.1304251111390.8084@nber.org>
In-Reply-To: <20130425160703.d60d328e.freebsd@edvax.de>
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On Thu, 25 Apr 2013, Polytropon wrote:

> On Thu, 25 Apr 2013 07:37:01 -0400 (EDT), Daniel Feenberg wrote:
>>
>>
>> On Thu, 25 Apr 2013, Steve O'Hara-Smith wrote:
>>
>>>
>>> 	The problem under discussion is that the kernel version does not
>>> change when a freebsd-update update does not include a kernel change.
>>>
>>
>> Perhaps we could adopt the Linux practice of placing the release
>> information in /etc/issue
>
...
>
> In /etc/issue, you write something like "%s/%m %r" to print
> the information before the login prompt. Or you use something
> like the traditional "im=\r\n%s/%m (%h) (%t)" in /etc/gettytab.

This is written as though it applies to FreeBSD, but I was
under the impression that FreeBSD didn't do anything with
/etc/issue. There isn't any man page for it, and when I
created a file /etc/issue it wasn't presented at login. Is
there something else I need to do? I am using 9.1

Daniel Feenberg



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