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

Yves-Alexis Perez corsac at debian.org
Wed May 25 09:32:24 UTC 2011

severity 627888 important

On mer., 2011-05-25 at 10:05 +0100, Roger Leigh wrote:
> Package: xfce4-session
> Version: 4.8.1-2
> Severity: grave
> Justification: causes serious data loss

Come on...

> 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.

It'd be nice to confirm it but yeah, I guess it's xfce4-session. Can you
try to see if it's crashing or terminating properly?
> 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
> inappropriate.

Afair, dbus isn't even supposed to be restartable. I think there was
some way to not crash completely when the dbus session bus is gone, not
sure if it's used there, I'll try to check.


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