[Pkg-xfce-devel] Bug#627888: xfce4-session: Restarting dbus results in immediate session termination

Roger Leigh rleigh at debian.org
Wed May 25 09:05:14 UTC 2011

Package: xfce4-session
Version: 4.8.1-2
Severity: grave
Justification: causes serious data loss

If the dbus service is restarted while an XFCE session is running,
the session terminates immediately without warning taking all running
X applications with it.  I have filed this bug against xfce4-session
since this is the most likely XFCE component, but it might possibly be
a different package.

I classed this as "grave" because it results in complete, immediate,
and unrecoverable loss of all data the user had unsaved at the point
in time dbus restarted.

The restarting of a system service such as dbus should be something
that XFCE can cope with.  Certainly, immediately aborting is entirely


-- System Information:
Debian Release: wheezy/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (550, 'unstable'), (500, 'testing'), (400, 'experimental')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.39-1-amd64 (SMP w/4 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_GB.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_GB.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages xfce4-session depends on:
ii  libatk1.0-0                   2.0.0-1    The ATK accessibility toolkit
ii  libc6                         2.13-4     Embedded GNU C Library: Shared lib
ii  libcairo2                     1.10.2-6   The Cairo 2D vector graphics libra
ii  libdbus-1-3                   1.4.8-3    simple interprocess messaging syst
ii  libdbus-glib-1-2              0.92-1     simple interprocess messaging syst
ii  libfontconfig1                2.8.0-2.2  generic font configuration library
ii  libfreetype6                  2.4.4-1    FreeType 2 font engine, shared lib
ii  libgdk-pixbuf2.0-0            2.23.3-3   GDK Pixbuf library
ii  libglib2.0-0                  2.28.6-1   The GLib library of C routines
ii  libgtk2.0-0                   2.24.4-3   The GTK+ graphical user interface 
ii  libice6                       2:1.0.7-1  X11 Inter-Client Exchange library
ii  libpango1.0-0                 1.28.3-6   Layout and rendering of internatio
ii  libsm6                        2:1.2.0-1  X11 Session Management library
ii  libwnck22                     2.30.4-3   Window Navigator Construction Kit 
ii  libx11-6                      2:1.4.3-1  X11 client-side library
ii  libxfce4ui-1-0                4.8.0-2    widget library for Xfce
ii  libxfce4util4                 4.8.1-2    Utility functions library for Xfce
ii  libxfconf-0-2                 4.8.0-3    Client library for Xfce4 configure
ii  xfce4-settings                4.8.2-1    graphical application for managing
ii  xfconf                        4.8.0-3    utilities for managing settings in

Versions of packages xfce4-session recommends:
ii  consolekit                    0.4.5-1    framework for defining and trackin
ii  dbus-x11                      1.4.8-3    simple interprocess messaging syst
ii  upower                        0.9.10-1   abstraction for power management
ii  x11-xserver-utils             7.6+2      X server utilities
ii  xfce4-panel                   4.8.3-3    panel for Xfce4 desktop environmen
ii  xfce4-utils                   4.8.1-2    Various tools for Xfce
ii  xfdesktop4                    4.8.2-1    xfce desktop background, icons and
ii  xfwm4                         4.8.1-3    window manager of the Xfce project

Versions of packages xfce4-session suggests:
pn  fortunes-mod                  <none>     (no description available)
ii  sudo                          1.7.4p6-1  Provide limited super user privile

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