Introspect error: No reply within specified time

Gary Cramblitt garycramblitt at
Wed Oct 11 05:59:03 PDT 2006

On Wednesday 11 October 2006 08:19, Luigi Paioro wrote:
> Hello!
> I've create a service which creates a bus name (e.g. "my.example") and
> puts on it a persistent object (e.g. "/my/example/Hello"). The
> persistent object exports a method which returns a string (e.g.
> getName()). (python code)
> Then I've created a client application which connects to that bus and
> object with the suitable interface and it simply calls the getName()
> method and prints the returned value (I can do it even through the
> python console).
> Well, everything seems to work, but when I call for the first time the
> method (just after the bus and the object are created by the service),
> after few seconds waiting (!!!) I get this error: "Introspect error: No
> reply within specified time"; just after that I receive the method
> result. If I call the method again and again it is fast and returns the
> output value without errors.
> Do you have an idea about what could be the problem?

You need to decorate the exported method, something like this

@dbus.service.method("", in_signature=None, 
def getName(self):

so that introspection will work.

Gary Cramblitt (aka PhantomsDad)

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