problem with system activation

Kay Sievers kay.sievers at
Fri Sep 21 07:41:02 PDT 2007

On 9/20/07, Bill Nottingham <notting at> wrote:
> We've noticed in testing here that system activation only works if
> the service file in /usr/share/dbus-1/system-services is named
> <service>.service - if it's just a random name, dbus won't find
> it for activation (even if it has the proper Name= line in the
> file.)
> Is this intentional or a bug? (If it's intentional, it should
> probably be documented.)

if (!_dbus_string_ends_with_c_str (&filename, ".service"))

Not having well defined file extensions are just a pain for the silly
editor backup files, and rpmsave-like and all the other crappy files.
How could that be a bug?

People who still write new software without requiring proper file
names, should be hit with a big stick.


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