[Pkg-e-devel] Bug#836090: e17: please switch from dbus-x11 to default-dbus-session-bus | dbus-session-bus

Simon McVittie smcv at debian.org
Tue Aug 30 14:50:50 UTC 2016

Source: e17
Version: 0.17.6-1.1
Severity: normal
User: dbus at packages.debian.org
Usertags: dbus-launch default-dbus-session-bus

As described in <https://lists.debian.org/debian-devel/2016/08/msg00554.html>
I'm trying to reduce how much dbus-launch is used in Debian.
This package currently Depends on dbus-x11 as a way to get a session bus.

This package falls into the "desktop sessions" category: please replace

    Depends: dbus-x11


    Depends: default-dbus-session-bus | dbus-session-bus

so that either dbus-user-session or dbus-x11 can be used. My short-term
goal with this is that major desktop environments in Debian stretch should
be able to run with either dbus-user-session or dbus-x11, with the other
one uninstalled.

This package will also need a change in upstream code to avoid running
dbus-launch when DBUS_SESSION_BUS_ADDRESS is unset, but
XDG_RUNTIME_DIR/bus exists. I've opened a separate bug for that.


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