Bug? org.freedesktop.DBus no longer has unique name :1.0

Havoc Pennington hp at redhat.com
Fri Oct 12 07:25:03 PDT 2007


John (J5) Palmieri wrote:
> I don't remember this change going in but GetNameOwner on
> 'org.freedesktop.DBus' returns 'org.freedesktop.DBus'.  This special
> case breaks the assumption that unique names start with a colon so
> client code needs to handle this instead of handling generic unique
> names. Even some of our internal API such as GetConnectionUnixProcessID
> does not support the org.freedesktop.DBus special case.

It has always been this way, afaik. It does require a special case and 
is thus kind of annoying. It would probably be bad to change, though; 
better to keep the behavior stable.


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