This prompt recently came up when updating Whonix templates. What’s the recommended action here?
Setting up anon-base-files (3:4.4-1) ... Configuration file '/etc/machine-id' ==> File on system created by you or by a script. ==> File also in package provided by package maintainer. What would you like to do about it ? Your options are: Y or I : install the package maintainer's version N or O : keep your currently-installed version D : show the differences between the versions Z : start a shell to examine the situation The default action is to keep your current version.
I would think
Y or I : install the package maintainer's version would make the most sense for anonymity. This seems to be supported by: Anonymize /etc/machine-id
Immediately afterward, I received this:
*** OMINOUS WARNING ***: /etc/hosts is not linked to either hosts.anondist or hosts.anondist- orig
No idea what this means. Is any user action required here?