Announcing dbus 1.7.8

Simon McVittie simon.mcvittie at
Fri Nov 1 21:20:07 CET 2013

The “extreme hills” release.


• If systemd support is enabled, libsystemd-journal is now required.


• When activating a non-systemd service under systemd, annotate its
  stdout/stderr with its bus name in the Journal. Known limitation:
  because the socket is opened before forking, the process will still be
  logged as if it had dbus-daemon's process ID and user ID.
  (fd.o #68559, Chengwei Yang)

• Document more configuration elements in dbus-daemon(1)
  (fd.o #69125, Chengwei Yang)


• Don't leak string arrays or fds if dbus_message_iter_get_args_valist()
  unpacks them and then encounters an error (fd.o #21259, Chengwei Yang)

• If compiled with libaudit, retain CAP_AUDIT_WRITE so we can write
  disallowed method calls to the audit log, fixing a regression in 1.7.6
  (fd.o #49062, Colin Walters)

• path_namespace='/' in match rules incorrectly matched nothing; it
  now matches everything. (fd.o #70799, Simon McVittie)

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