FEDORA-2018-b30419e8b1 created by tomegun 4 years ago for Fedora 28
  • The --verbose command-line switch was dropped from both the broker and the launcher. Its behavior is now the default.
  • Fix a startup dead-lock with systemd NSS plugins. This requires setting the SYSTEMD_NSS_BYPASS_BUS environment variable, so will skip recursive bus-calls.
  • Read /etc/{passwd,groups} early on from the launcher to pre-initialize the nss-cache. This allows startup on properly configured systems without ever calling into NSS. Furthermore, in case this does not resolve all required usernames, the launcher will loudly log any call into NSS, to better debug early dead-locks in bus startup code. Note that this new mechanic overrules /etc/nsswitch.conf for the launcher. However, this is only made based on the assumption that if an entry is present in /etc/{passwd,groups}, it better be a valid entry. If an entry is not present, the launcher will still correctly call into NSS.
  • The compatibility launcher now namespaces transient systemd units based on its own name on the scope-bus (i.e., the bus dbus-broker-launch uses to ask systemd for activation of units). This allows running private dbus-broker instances, while using transient systemd-units on the scope-bus for activation. For instance, at-spi2 can use activated units that clash with the namespace of the session or system bus.
  • Several bug-fixes.

  • Consider the 'gdm' user to be 'at-console', in addition to the existing range based on [SYSTEMUIDMAX+1..-1[.

  • The launcher now requires an explicit --audit commandline option to enable auditing. Before, it was deduced based on the passed scope. You now have to pass it explicitly.

  • The launcher now supports a --config-file PATH commandline option to override the root configuration file, which is still deduced based on the passed scope parameter.

  • A path miscomputation in the XML <include> tags was fixed. They should work as expected now.

  • The <servicedir> XML tags are now properly supported. Before, they were correctly parsed, but never actually sourced for input.

  • The XDG_DATA_DIRS environment variable is now supported by the launcher, according to the related xdg spec. Note that this only affects the user-scope!

  • The --listen parameter was dropped from the launcher. Only socket-activation is supported now. If required, any parent process should now create the listener socket themselves, and pass it in like socket activation.

Reboot Required
After installing this update it is required that you reboot your system to ensure the changes supplied by this update are applied properly.

How to install

sudo dnf upgrade --refresh --advisory=FEDORA-2018-b30419e8b1

This update has been submitted for testing by tomegun.

4 years ago

This update has obsoleted dbus-broker-11-1.fc28.1, and has inherited its bugs and notes.

4 years ago

This update has been pushed to testing.

4 years ago

This update has reached 7 days in testing and can be pushed to stable now if the maintainer wishes

4 years ago

This update has been submitted for batched by tomegun.

4 years ago

This update has been submitted for stable by tomegun.

4 years ago

This update has been pushed to stable.

4 years ago

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BZ#1565735 dbus-broker Fails to Start After Upgrade to F28 (beta)

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