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Bug 975184 - dconf: cannot edit configuration because of dbus-launch failure
Summary: dconf: cannot edit configuration because of dbus-launch failure
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: dconf
Version: 22
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Matthias Clasen
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2013-06-17 18:38 UTC by Florian Weimer
Modified: 2019-07-23 21:30 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2016-07-19 10:14:52 UTC
Type: Bug

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Description Florian Weimer 2013-06-17 18:38:33 UTC
I tried to use dconf to edit .config/dconf/user from a TTY login because the existing configuration prevented GNOME Shell from starting.  However, I could not make any changes because of a dbus-launch failure:

[fweimer@oldenburg ~]$ dconf reset -f  /org/gnome/desktop/a11y/
error: Error spawning command line `dbus-launch --autolaunch=a701a9e30f0346fab6f030a43a13e639 --binary-syntax --close-stderr': Child process exited with code 1

  dconf reset [-f] PATH

Reset a key or dir.  -f is required for dirs.

  PATH      Either a KEY or DIR
  KEY       A key path (starting, but not ending with '/')
  DIR       A directory path (starting and ending with '/')

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):


How reproducible:


Steps to Reproduce:
1. Log in on TTY.
2. Run dconf reset -f  /org/gnome/desktop/a11y/.

Actual results:

A dbus-launch error.

Expected results:

The configuration should be changed as requested.

Additional info:

"dconf dump /" works.

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Comment 2 Moez Roy 2015-02-16 01:30:50 UTC
Was trying to make a live cd and load my old dconf settings into a new user profile like so:

cat oldsettings | dconf load /

Comment 3 Jaroslav Reznik 2015-03-03 14:57:51 UTC
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 22 development cycle.
Changing version to '22'.

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