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 > stable-xxx-cvsup-file > make buildworld, everything goes as it should. > > reboot, mergemaster command shows on file "motd" > --7.1_PRERELEASE > ++7??:??:?? > 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 > string. > Or if there's a method beside make buildworld again, it takes ages on my > laptop.
Simply put: you don't have to do anything. FreeBSD's rc.d system updates the first line of the motd automatically; see /etc/rc.d/motd. I highly recommend placing the following into /etc/mergemaster.rc: # Do not compare template motd to /etc/motd IGNORE_MOTD=yes This will cause mergemaster to skip comparing motd, but WILL NOT affect the use of /etc/rc.d/motd. Hope this helps. -- | Jeremy Chadwick jdc at parodius.com | | Parodius Networking http://www.parodius.com/ | | UNIX Systems Administrator Mountain View, CA, USA | | Making life hard for others since 1977. PGP: 4BD6C0CB | _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"