Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 209924
No dbus-launch installed with Gnome desktop
Last modified: 2012-06-25 18:27:00 EDT
Description of problem:
A fresh install of FC5.92 with default Gnome desktop does not include dependency
on the dbus-x11 package, which contains a dbus-launch binary. The dbus-launch is
spawned when you log in to Gnome and its absence degrades Gnome a lot.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Fedora Core 5.92
Tried only once but appears to be a standing problem
Steps to Reproduce:
I've just installed FC using PXE TFTP image and then the FTP method, leaving
default package set with Gnome desktop as-is.
A message box appears at login time refering to `man dbus-lanch'.
The dbus-x11 package should be installed as a dependecy for Gnome desktop
(I intentionally avoid naming the dependent package - I do not know Gnome's
`yum install dbus-x11' to fix it post-install at least.
This just bit me too (upgrade to FC6).
Also, the dbus-lanuch man page is in the main package, not the dbus-x11 one.
Fedora Core 5 and Fedora Core 6 are, as we're sure you've noticed, no longer
test releases. We're cleaning up the bug database and making sure important bug
reports filed against these test releases don't get lost. It would be helpful if
you could test this issue with a released version of Fedora or with the latest
development / test release. Thanks for your help and for your patience.
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Still an issue - nothing requires dbus-x11.
The man pages is still an issue, too
yeah, should either be a dep, or in the GNOME Desktop Environment comps group
explicitly. Many people won't see the problem, as it's pulled in by
gnome-power-manager or desktop-printing, both installed as part of GNOME Desktop
Environment by default (but not mandatorily).
The install on this machine dates back to RH6.1, IIRC, and I don't have any of
those installed (which is potentially a separate RFE thats sort of related -
upgrades should have an option to install some 'new feature' packages, or
something along those lines)
Some of the gnome stuff depending on dbus should probably depend on dbus-x11
instead, plus some of the stuff that just brings in the libdbus depedancy
good enough for me.
Fixed in 2.18.0-5.fc7