How do y'all test?

Richard Hult richard at
Mon May 17 01:53:07 PDT 2004

On lör, 2004-05-15 at 17:01 +0200, Tako Schotanus wrote:
> I was just wondering, how do you guys test the CVS version of dbus if 
> you've got a dbus package installed as well (that you don't want to 
> remove yet)?
> If I just leave everything as is (package installed in /usr and cvs in 
> /usr/local) any code compiled against cvs still wants to link with the 
> old libs. Of course I just set LD_LIBRARY_PATH to get around this, but 
> is that the best way of doing this? I'm asking because my Linux 
> development knowledge is limited so I just want to know if there is a 
> better way of doing this. Or does everybody just remove any packages and 
> go 100% with the cvs version?
> BTW: Are 2 "peers" built against cvs able to comunicate over an "old" bus?
> I still have one remaining problem and that is that I'm unable to launch 
> a system bus (as root) although a session bus starts just fine. Anything 
> obvious that I might be doing wrong?
> "dbus-daemon-1 --fork --print-pid 0 --print-address 0 --session" works
> "dbus-daemon-1 --fork --print-pid 0 --print-address 0 --system" doesn't 
> (no errors, just does nothing)

Do you have a user on your system called "messagebus"? The default
system bus configuration specifies that the bus should be run as that


Imendio HB,

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