I recently upgraded to 17.10 and today noticed a new process causing apport bugs to be filed.
dleyna-renderer-service Google takes me to its Github page which "explains":
dleyna-renderer is a library for implementing services that allow clients to discover and manipulate Digital Media Renderers.
Huh? So I looked for a man page with
apropos dleyna and found nothing. I then turned to Apt:
$ apt show dleyna-renderer ... Description: DBus service to interact with DLNA Digital Media Renderers dleyna-renderer is a DBus user session service that allows clients to discover and manipulate DLNA Digital Media Renderers (DMR). . dLeyna is an umbrella project hosting a number of middleware components designed to make it easy for developers to integrate DLNA functionality into their applications.
This is a bit better —we've said DLNA which at least means something to me— but I'm still confused as to what this is actually supposed to do within my Ubuntu install. I can account for nearly every other process on my system. So…
- What does
dleyna-rendererdo in Ubuntu?
- How can I use it?
- Why do I want it?
- What are the security ramifications to it running?
- Is it safe to remove?
And layman's terms please, folks. Maybe not ELI5, but if you use a phrase like "Digital Media Renderers", explain what you're actually talking about.