Binary package “libuuid1” in ubuntu precise

Universally Unique ID library

 The libuuid library generates and parses 128-bit universally unique
 ids (UUIDs). A UUID is an identifier that is unique across both
 space and time, with respect to the space of all UUIDs. A UUID can
 be used for multiple purposes, from tagging objects with an extremely
 short lifetime, to reliably identifying very persistent objects
 across a network.
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 See RFC 4122 for more information.