Devuan bug report logs - #304
dbus machine-id

Package: dbus; Maintainer for dbus is Devuan Maintainers <>;

Reported by: ". fsmithred" <>

Date: Fri, 8 Mar 2019 19:18:02 UTC

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Subject: bug#304: workaround
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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.


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