Devuan bug report logs - #304
dbus machine-id

Package: dbus; Reported by: ". fsmithred" <fsmithred@gmail.com>;
Date: Fri, 8 Mar 2019 19:18:02 UTC;
Done: fsmithred <fsmithred@gmail.com>;
Maintainer for dbus is (unknown).

View this report as an mbox folder.


Report forwarded to devuan-bugs@lists.dyne.org, owner@bugs.devuan.org:
bug#304; Package dbus. Full text available.



Acknowledgement sent to ". fsmithred" <fsmithred@gmail.com>:
New bug report received and forwarded. Copy sent to owner@bugs.devuan.org. Full text available.



Message received at submit@bugs.devuan.org:

From: ". fsmithred" <fsmithred@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 8 Mar 2019 14:00:55 -0500
Subject: dbus machine-id
To: submit <submit@bugs.devuan.org>

Package: dbus

In some cases, a unique and unchanging identification number for a
computer is not desired. dbus creates such a number in
/var/lib/dbus/machine-id. If the file is missing, it gets regenerated
at boot with a new number.

It would be good if this behavior could be configured to either keep a
consistent id number or change it at boot, according to the user's
need.

fsmithred





Information forwarded to devuan-bugs@lists.dyne.org, owner@bugs.devuan.org:
bug#304; Package dbus. Full text available.



Acknowledgement sent to KatolaZ <katolaz@freaknet.org>:
Extra info received and forwarded to list. Copy sent to owner@bugs.devuan.org. Full text available.



Message received at 304@bugs.devuan.org:

Date: Sat, 9 Mar 2019 00:03:05 +0100
From: KatolaZ <katolaz@freaknet.org>
To: 304@bugs.devuan.org
Subject: workaround

[Message part 1 (text/plain, inline)]

Hi there,

following the discussion about /var/lib/dbus/machine-id, you find a
new version of dbus in unstable and beowulf. The new version is
1.12.12-1+devuan2, and it should hit pkgmaster in the next 10 minutes.

I have added a variable "IDTYPE" in /etc/default/dbus which is set by
default to "RANDOM". This will result in /var/lib/dbus/machine-id
being re-generated at boot time (and only at boot time). If IDTYPE is
set to anything else, /var/lib/dbus/machine-id is preserved across
subsequent boots. In this way, the sysadmin can choose to have the
dbus machine-id persist across boots, if they like, but the default
beaviour will be to have it re-generated at each boot.

Please test it and report any issue.

HND

KatolaZ

[signature.asc (application/pgp-signature, inline)]






Reply sent to fsmithred <fsmithred@gmail.com>:
You have taken responsibility. Full text available.



Notification sent to ". fsmithred" <fsmithred@gmail.com>:
bug acknowledged by developer. Full text available.



Message received at 304-close@bugs.devuan.org:

Date: Fri, 8 Mar 2019 19:29:34 -0500
From: fsmithred <fsmithred@gmail.com>
To: 304-close@bugs.devuan.org
Subject: Re: bug#304: dbus machine-id

Package: dbus

fixed in 1.12.12-1+devuan2






Devuan BTS -- Powered by Debian bug tracking system
Copyright (C) 1999 Darren O. Benham,
1997 nCipher Corporation Ltd, 1994-97 Ian Jackson.

Devuan Bugs Owner <owner@bugs.devuan.org>.
Last modified: Sat, 14 Dec 2019 20:54:27 UTC