dbus-viewer state

Havoc Pennington hp at redhat.com
Fri Mar 11 21:48:33 PST 2005

On Fri, 2005-03-11 at 19:02 -0800, Ryan Gammon wrote:
> Hi guys,
> I'm playing around with a dbus and the glib bindings from dbus cvs. 
> test-dbus-glib runs successfully, which is pretty cool.
> I'm having some trouble with dbus-viewer -- is this tool currently 
> working? It gives me:
> Unable to load "org.freedesktop.DBus": D-BUS error 
> org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.InvalidSignature: Corrupt type signature
> Digging into the code a bit, I see that where things are breaking down 
> is in parsing:
>   <interface name="org.freedesktop.DBus.Introspectable">
>     <method name="Introspect">
>       <arg name="data" direction="out" type="string"/>
>     </method>
>   </interface>
> In particular, type="string"...
> "string" is getting passed down into dbus_signature_validate, which I 
> believe may be looking for something more like "s" (type code?) instead.
> Just curious if this is something on the todo list, or if I've got 
> something wrong on my side...

This should be fixed by the patch Colin just did (the problem is exactly
what you say, should be "s" instead of "string")


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