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message of the day (motd) not displayed

The message of the day(motd) is no longer displayed when I login into the VPS. I had installed some python libraries and ran sudo apt-get autoremove when I had to delete incorrect libraries.

Did that mess with motd in any way? How can I re-enable it?

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Is the MOTD displayed when you log in through the remote console? Make sure that your sshd config allows the MOTD to be shown on login:

/etc/ssh/sshd_config
UsePAM yes
PrintMotd no

Don’t forget to restart the ssh server/daemon after modifying the config file:

sudo service ssh restart