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In the file /etc/login.defs there's the option LOGIN_STRING which is commented out (I'm on a gentoo system). When I uncomment this option I'll get the following error message after a successful login:

configuration error - unknown item 'LOGIN_STRING' (notify administrator)

Everything works fine tho. How can I use this option and why is this error displayed? I've read that it's a deprecated option (?).

Kind regards

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The LOGIN_STRING option is obsolete and doesn't work anymore. Why it's still in the file is beyond me, probably for historical reasons.

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Thanks for your answer. Too bad they removed that option, pretty weird anyway. – watain Jan 13 '10 at 18:18

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