On 27.1.2007 00:37:54 Boyan Tabakov wrote:
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.
After some debugging the problem revealed itself.
This was caused by this bug in dbus-userdb.c sourse file:
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?
Blade hails you...
Farewell - no words to say
Beside the cross on your grave
And those forever burning candles