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Old 2nd December 2006, 04:38 AM
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Strange message while booting FC6

I am getting the following message while my FC6 machine is booting. The machine boots and nothing appears to be wrong but I am concerned that there is a problem.
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System message bus:  Could not open /var/lib/dbus/machine-id: No such file or directory
What does it mean and can I get rid of it?

Thanks,

KP
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Old 2nd December 2006, 04:46 AM
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Hello:
If you check your /var/lib/dbus/ directory and if there is no file there, then I think you can just create an empty text file named machine-id
and reboot and see if the error is still there.

I have the file on my system, although I don't know what the significance is?

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Old 2nd December 2006, 08:09 AM
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Seve, is the file on your system empty and if not what is in it? Who is the owner and group?

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Old 2nd December 2006, 08:13 AM
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Actually, I don't have that /var/lib/dbus directory at all. Is there anything else in that directory?

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Old 2nd December 2006, 07:07 PM
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Actually, I don't have that /var/lib/dbus directory at all. Is there anything else in that directory?

KP
Hello:
There is only one item in /var/lib/dbus/
and that is :

machine-id
plain text document

Owner: root
Access: Read and write
Group: root
Access: Read-only
Others
Access: Read-only

****************************************
Folder dbus

Owner: root
Folder Access: Create and delete files
Group: root
Folder Access: Access files
Others
Folder Access: Access files


So, I would think you can create the directory and the machine-id plain text document.
My machine-id document contains an alpha-numeric string of about 25 characters? Personally, I would not add anything, just create the folder and empty plain text document. Reboot and see what happens.

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Old 2nd December 2006, 11:34 PM
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Thanks for that. I started by just creating the directory and rebooting and fortunately it recreated the machine-id file. So all is well now.

Thanks again,

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