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Author: Mark Hindley
To: KatolaZ
CC: dng
Subject: Re: [DNG] new freedesktop "standard": /etc/machine-id
On Fri, Mar 08, 2019 at 02:23:20PM +0100, KatolaZ wrote:
> Jaromil,
> this is currently managed by eudev in devuan and, IIRC, it is simply
> regenerated as a random ID at each boot. I guess it's still there
> because it is used by several things, including
> session-management-related stuff. We had a discussion on IRC with Mark
> (LeePen) about that several weeks ago, and IIRC we concluded that
> keeping it around but re-generating it at boot was the way to avoid
> breakage.

Yes, elogind uses it. But I got upstream to take a patch which uses
/var/lib/dbus/machine-id as an alternative to /etc/machine-id.