Build changes for 0.61

John (J5) Palmieri johnp at
Mon Jun 5 11:07:46 PDT 2006


Sorry for being late with the reply.  I've been busy lately.  The xml
file is a stub for generating a convenience library for calling bus
methods like ListNames.  It is not needed but you would have to fix the
build to not try to generate those files.

However, I realized the cause of the issue may be the Scratchbox
environment.  What shell does it give you?  Right now the build assumes
bash but if you use another shell that does not support bash syntax it
may be that the bus is not exporting its address correctly when it is
started by the build.  It is just a guess but worth looking into.

On Wed, 2006-05-24 at 19:38 -0700, Diane Holt wrote:
> Hi John,
> Thanks for the quick reply. But I'm not sure I fully understand it. Are
> you saying nothing currently actually needs the .xml file? Can I simply
> modify my tools/ to not list it in the dependencies for
> dbus-glib-bindings.h (and take the dbus-bus-introspect.xml target out)?
> Will dbus-glib-bindings.h still get built correctly if I do?
> The reason I'm wanting to not have the launch/send get done is because
> I'm trying to build dbus for ARM, in a Scratchbox environment, and while
> it works for the x86 build, it doesn't for the ARM. Not sure why it
> fails -- the daemon launches -- I can see it in my process table, but
> the connection fails, maybe due to the daemon actually running via the
> qemu-arm emulation? I was just going to source-control the .xml file and
> remove the target for it -- but if I can simply remove the dependency
> altogether, even better.
> Thanks!
> Diane
> -----Original Message-----
> From: John (J5) Palmieri [mailto:johnp at] 
> Sent: Wednesday, May 24, 2006 6:10 PM
> To: Diane Holt
> Cc: dbus at
> Subject: Re: Build changes for 0.61
> Hello diane,
> dbus-bus-introspect.xml is just a stub file for the glib bindings.  From
> it we generate bindings to the bus methods such as AquireName and
> ListNames, etc.  In reality we could just do this at dist time or even
> take it out altogether because the bindings just give an added layer of
> convenience when talking to the bus.  I'm not sure anyone actually uses
> them and if they did it is easy enough to move to pure dbus calls
> anyway 
> On Wed, 2006-05-24 at 17:13 -0700, Diane Holt wrote:
> > In the build process for 0.61, dbus is launched and a dbus-send is
> > then done. It looks to be getting done for the generation of
> > dbus-bus-introspect.xml, but I don't see what this file is actually
> > used for - I don't see it getting installed anywhere. Is this file
> > actually needed by something, and if so, is it something that's
> > essential to the building of dbus, or can whatever needs it be
> > disabled?

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