Reqd Help on D-Bus

Thiago Macieira thiago at
Fri Apr 4 06:09:25 PDT 2008

On Friday 04 April 2008 14:28:49 sumeet.pawnikar at wrote:
> Hello,
> We are working on D-BUS over Ubuntu Linux.
> We have one requirement to be met, which is explained in detail as
> below.
> Suppose a D-BUS service, provides certain methods, but is not currently
> running. One client application wants to access one of the methods
> provided by the service, and at that time only this service should start
> executing as a daemon. Is there any D-BUS functionality using which we
> can achieve this goal.

Yes, you can use the service starting functionality. When an application tries 
to access your service, the daemon will automatically launch your service.

> Can you please guide us on how can it be implemented?

You want a .service file installed in /usr/share/dbus-1/services.

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