Cannot start DBus system service after v1.2.1 compile

John (J5) Palmieri johnp at
Fri Apr 18 06:30:32 PDT 2008

On Fri, 2008-04-18 at 11:39 +0300, Andrejus Chaliapinas wrote:
> Hi,
> I was trying to build that latest DBus v1.2.1 release on my
> FedoraCore8 machine, but now during machine startup (or maybe later)
> has some strange messages in my /var/log/messages (see screenshot).
> How could I make it working with this new version and deal with those
> access denied symptoms? Any help would be appreciated.

Next time can you just copy and paste the interesting portion instead of
sending a screenshot?  The error you are getting is from se-linux.  It
looks like you have D-Bus configured and perhaps not picking up the
policy files needed and most likely not labeled correctly.  If you are
testing you can put se-linux in enforcing mode running 'setenforce 0' on
the command line and edit your configuration file to point to the system

If you are running it as a replacement to the version that comes with F8
I have a couple of thoughts about that.  First thought is D-Bus is a
system library akin to init, you really don't want to be messing with it
unless you know what you are doing or you are just poking around and
don't care what happens to your machine.  Second thought is not much has
changed from 1.1.5 version currently in F-8.  Important bugs are most
likely patched, if there is a compelling reason to have the upgrade
please file a bug in fedora's bugzilla and I or davidz will get to it.

That all said if you still want to get things working I would suggest
grabbing the F-9 source rpms and recompiling or at least looking at
the .spec file to see if you are configuring things correctly.

John (J5) Palmieri <johnp at>

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