Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 213014
dbus-x11 package required for GNOME but dependencies missing
Last modified: 2013-03-05 22:47:31 EST
Description of problem:
/usr/bin/dbus-launch utility missing, even GNOME requires it.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Cannot say. Got this with one server, that has been upgraded from
RH9-FC1-FC2-FC3-FC4-FC5 and now to FC6. FC5 worked fine without the package.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Upgrade FC5 to FC6
2. Start GNOME session
3. You see an error message when logging in or when opening
System - Preferences Mouse or Keyboard
Got following error message in a GNOME window:
There was an error starting the GNOME Settings Daemon.
Some things, such as themes, sounds, or background settings may not work
The last error was:
Unable to determine the address of the message bus (try 'man dbus-launch'
and 'man dbus-daemon' for help)
GNOME will still try restart the Settings Daemon next time you log in.
GNOME session should open without any annoying error messages.
RPM package dbus was installed. For example man page of dbus-launch is included
there, but dbus-launch utility is not. There's RPM package dbus-x11 including
dbus-launch utilitu. That RPM must be installed in a FC6 system to get GNOME
settings working properly. But no dependency requires that package to be installed:
# rpm -qi dbus-x11 --whatrequires
no package requires dbus-x11
After installing it manually 'yum install dbus-x11' GNOME worked beautifully.
Checked upgrade.log and did not find any install/upgrade problems about
dbus-x11. I guess it was not there when running FC5 and no dependency reuired it
to be installed, even GNOME actually needs it.
This really isn't a dbus issue. I'm not sure where the requirement should go
though. Mostlikely any app that absolutely needs the session bus.
/usr/bin/dbus-launch is called from /etc/X11/xinit/xinitrc-common which belongs to
$ rpm -qf /etc/X11/xinit/xinitrc-common
So, is it xorg-x11-xinit that should have dependency for dbus-x11 package?
There's no dbus-x11 selection aailable for Component field of FC6 Bugzilla.
i think dbus-x11 should be added to gnome-session rpm as a requirement.
This has been fixed in newer releases:
[mclasen@localhost ~]$ rpm -q --whatrequires dbus-x11
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