Proposed changes to Fedora Legacy Project

D Canfield canfield at
Thu Jan 19 13:56:48 UTC 2006

redhat at wrote:
> 2006-01-18 Jesse Keating <jkeating at> wrote
> One could do one or more of the following:
> - Add a /etc/motd so also the admins of remote systems - only logging in
>   with ssh will get the message
Since PUP is in the process of being written, and yum is more or less a 
fedora-focused system, wouldn't this be the best place to address these 
sorts of notifications?

Could yum be extended slightly to display (maybe just once whenever it 
is changed) a MOTD file from each repository it connects to?  That way, 
regardless of how the legacy repos are handled, we can pop up a message 
stating that the release has entered maintenance mode, and only security 
upgrades will be released from now on.  If PUP can then pass those 
messages up to users who are doing updates that way, then we have a way 
to send announcements to anyone who is updating their system.  And if 
they're not updating their system, we have no real way to reach them 

I would expect this could have a lot of other benefits, too.  
Maintainers of other repositories could pop up notices when there are 
issues related to their repos, and rawhide could potentially pop up 
notices of major changes (e.g. GCC 4.1 rebuild).  The system has the 
potential for abuse by careless repo owners, but it you're adding 3rd 
party repos to your system, you're probably not our target audience for 
the legacy status notifications anyway.


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