thwak wrote:the only thing I could find (after installing gobs of apps) utilizing the daemon was the script generating the machine-id. My takeaway is/was that it represents a self-serving mechanism for the debian devs (facilitating "popcon" install counts).
ahh, that makes perfect sense. imo this should only be active when popcon is installed, but youve saved me quite a lot of trouble trying to convince devuan to remove it.
if its used by popcon, i can imagine i wont be able to make a case against it until we are no longer interested in popcon. (even though it could be a removable requirement.) its just too much to ask.
this will help though. ive learned its NOT a checksum, and what its used for. but i agree, i didnt think it was (originally) a sysd thing-- its a freedesktop thing, which isnt 100% the same all the time. cheers and thanks.
fsmithred: *shrug* --your call. thanks again.