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FS#74521 - [filesystem] 2021.12.07-1 breaks existing custom /etc/motd

Attached to Project: Arch Linux
Opened by Nick Hanley (njhanley) - Wednesday, 20 April 2022, 21:03 GMT
Last edited by David Thurstenson (thurstylark) - Wednesday, 27 April 2022, 20:26 GMT
Task Type Bug Report
Category Packages: Core
Status Assigned
Assigned To S├ębastien Luttringer (seblu)
Architecture All
Severity Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 0%
Votes 1
Private No


As per  FS#72870 , an empty /etc/motd is no longer included in the base filesystem. The existing file is pacsaved, breaking MOTD for users who have customized it.

The original patch included a post_upgrade function to move /etc/motd.pacsave back to its proper place, but the actual release didn't include it.

Steps to reproduce:
$ pacman -Q filesystem
filesystem 2021.11.11-1
$ [ -f /etc/motd ]; echo $?
$ sudo pacman -Syu
$ pacman -Q filesystem
filesystem 2021.12.07-1
$ [ -f /etc/motd ]; echo $?
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