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Author: . fsmithred
To: dng
Subject: Re: [DNG] new freedesktop "standard": /etc/machine-id
On 3/8/19, KatolaZ <katolaz@???> wrote:
> Then we could probably just ignore it, right? It turns out I was
> making confusion between /etc/machine-id and
> /car/lib/dbus/machine-id. There is no /etc/machine-id in any of my
> machines, either on ascii or on beowulf, and I had forgotten you had
> pushed the patch to elogind to use the dbus machine-id instead.
> We should just double-check that the dbus machine-id is regenerated at
> reboot, as expected.

There's no /etc/machine-id in my beowulf that was an upgrade from
refracta ascii or in the beowulf live iso that I just made with

Refractasnapshot excludes /var/lib/dbus/machine-id and blanks
/etc/machine-id if it's present.

Refractainstaller excludes /var/lib/dbus/machine-id and does nothing
with /etc/machine-id.

Isos made with live-sdk will have /var/lib/dbus/machine-id, and it's
the same number every boot unless we remove the file. I just added 'rm
-f /var/lib/dbus/machine-id' to blend_finalize() and now the iso has a
different machine-id on every boot.

If /etc/machine-id is missing, systemd-journald will fail. If the file
is empty, it'll get a new number. (That doesn't concern us, but
there's code for it in refractasnapshot because people use that on
debian with systemd.)