Devuan bug report logs - #304
dbus machine-id

Package: dbus; Reported by: ". fsmithred" <>; Done: fsmithred <>; Maintainer for dbus is (unknown).

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Subject: Re: bug#304: dbus machine-id

Package: dbus

fixed in 1.12.12-1+devuan2

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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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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


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