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Author: Rowland Penny
To: dng
Subject: Re: [DNG] new freedesktop "standard": /etc/machine-id
On Fri, 8 Mar 2019 13:47:40 +0100
Jaromil <jaromil@???> wrote:

> re all,
> any thoughts about this new systemd-made thing that freedesktop
> immediately "standardized" (whatever is their procedure for that,
> likely smoking cigars among old-boys or so)
> https://www.freedesktop.org/software/systemd/man/machine-id.html
> its easy to replace by a script of course that's not the problem (the
> manpage suggests to use a systemd application for that, not a joke!)
> but I'm curious if anyone has some background and thoughts about this
> AFAIK chromium started checking it and its absence on Devuan Beowulf
> is reported as an error, so we may have to work around this.
> but first things first: do we want /etc/machine-id? and how?

I would have thought the first question is 'What is it used for ?'

I don't seem to have it and everything works without it.