Author: KatolaZ Date: To: dng Subject: Re: [DNG] new freedesktop "standard": /etc/machine-id
On Fri, Mar 08, 2019 at 01:49:20PM +0000, Mark Hindley wrote: > 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.
and, IIRC, also /var/lib/dbus/machine-id is re-generated at boot
time. But we need to double-check.