1. 04 Mar, 2011 2 commits
    • Lennart Poettering's avatar
      machine-id: typo fix · 9b4f818b
      Lennart Poettering authored
    • Lennart Poettering's avatar
      main: introduce /etc/machine-id · d7ccca2e
      Lennart Poettering authored
      This is supposed to play the same roles /var/lib/dbus/machine-id,
      however fixes a couple of problems:
      - It is available during early boot since it is stored in /etc
      - Removes the ID from the D-Bus context and moves it into a system
        context, thus hopefully lowering hesitation by people to use it.
      - It is generated at installation time. If the file is empty at boot
        time it will be mounted over with a randomly generated ID, which is
        not saved to disk. This is useful to support state-less machines with
        no transient or writable /etc configuration.