Bug#972138: error: The name org.freedesktop.Accounts was not provided by any .service files

Simon McVittie smcv at debian.org
Tue Oct 13 10:29:27 BST 2020

Control: tags -1 + upstream
Control: clone -1 -2
Control: retitle -1 flatpak: fails to run if malcontent enabled but accountsservice, policykit-1 not installed
Control: forwarded -1 https://github.com/flatpak/flatpak/issues/3902
Control: retitle -2 mct_manager_get_app_filter() fails closed if accountsservice not installed
Control: forwarded -2 https://gitlab.freedesktop.org/pwithnall/malcontent/-/issues/27

On Tue, 13 Oct 2020 at 08:40:22 +0200, Vincent Bernat wrote:
> After upgrading to 1.8.2-2, I cannot run any Flatpak. I have tried
> com.spotify.Client and us.zoom.Zoom and both of them are returning the
> following error:
> error: The name org.freedesktop.Accounts was not provided by any .service files

A likely workaround: ensure the accountsservice package is installed
(and also the policykit-1 package, but according to reportbug you already
have that).

This would ideally not be a hard dependency, but the integration with
libmalcontent (parental controls) fails closed in some situations where
it should probably fail open. I've contacted upstream.

If necessary I'll either add a dpkg/apt-level dependency or revert the
addition of the libmalcontent feature, but I'd prefer to make the parental
controls support genuinely entirely optional, so that accountsservice
and policykit-1 continue to not be required.


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