8th September 2013

Inhibit Annoying Message of the Day in Ubuntu

I find the motd annoying when you log in to a Ubuntu server machine. To get rid of this I do the following as root:

cd /etc/update-motd.d
mkdir klmDisabled
mv ??-* klmDisabled

Unfortunately, whenever the packages update-manager-core, landscape-common, base-files, update-notifier-common change, they might put their junk again into above directory. I reapply above move to get silence again.

Today I noticed, when I fired up my Ubuntu 12.04 server running within VirtualBox, that these messages may consume so much CPU that they are postponed.