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Re: [opensuse] dbus-daemon segfault in 10.1
  • From: Scott Barninger <barninger@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 28 Jan 2007 12:48:02 -0500
  • Message-id: <1170006482.8337.12.camel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Sun, 2007-01-28 at 12:17 -0500, Patrick Shanahan wrote:
> * Scott Barninger <barninger@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> [01-28-07 12:08]:
> > I've searched the list archives as well as a general google search
> > but can find no references to this problem. My 10.1 installation
> > recently started failing to start the dbus-daemon with a segmentation
> > fault on boot. Checking status shows it running but it is dead, and
> > gnome power manager refuses to start, giving a warning message when
> > logging in to the desktop. Attempting a restart just indicates a
> > segfault again.
>
> from opensuse-kde list (partial quote):
>
> From: Boyan Tabakov <blade.alslayer@xxxxxxxxx>
> To: opensuse-kde@xxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [opensuse-kde] Re: RESOLVED dbus-daemon crashes with SIGSEGV
> after update to KDE 3.5.6
> Date: Sat, 27 Jan 2007 13:20:13 +0200
> References: <200701270037.59234.blade.alslayer@xxxxxxxxx>
> In-Reply-To: <200701270037.59234.blade.alslayer@xxxxxxxxx>
> Precedence: bulk
> Message-Id: <200701271320.18174.blade.alslayer@xxxxxxxxx>
>
> > Hi,
> > Unfortunately my today's update to KDE 3.5.6 got me surprised with
> > something: d-bus daemon fails to start due to segmentation fault.
> >
> > Nothing appears in the /var/log/messages log.
> >
> > First I noticed that my unmounted optical drives icons appeared on
> > the desktop, which they previously did, only when a medium is
> > inserted.
> >
> > Then I got some messages about HAL being needed to mount those. So
> > why wasn't hal running - answer - dbus could not start.
> >
> > I wish, I saved my update log... Anyway, I am pretty sure that the
> > update was only on the normal kde stuff - all the kde* packages, qt,
> > arts and some other that usually get updated upon new KDE release.
> >
> > Reinstalling dbus-1 or the kde 3.5.6 packages showed no results.
> >
> > Any ideas?
>
> After some debugging the problem revealed itself.
>
> This was caused by this bug in dbus-userdb.c sourse file:
>
> http://lists.freedesktop.org/archives/dbus/2006-February/004278.html
>
> An infinite recursion is caused by having some group name in the config
> files that does not actually exists on the system. In my case this
> seemed to be 'netdev', mentioned in avahi-dbus.conf. This file has been
> created two days ago, during my previous update.
>
> The quick workaround is to create a dummy group 'netdev'.
>
> Maybe SuSE should release a patched version of dbus?
>

Thanks, that did the trick. Curious that my searches both on opensuse
lists and a general google failed to find that, I guess it's too new to
get indexed. Thanks again.

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