about using privileged (KAuth) helpers: system dbus daemon on OS X?

Thiago Macieira thiago at kde.org
Mon Sep 19 20:31:12 UTC 2016

On segunda-feira, 19 de setembro de 2016 22:10:26 PDT René J.V. Bertin wrote:
> Would it be a bad idea to modify _dbus_lookup_launchd_socket() so it uses
> getenv() to check if DBUS_STARTER_BUS_TYPE is set to system and if so
> return the value of DBUS_STARTER_ADDRESS ? Alternatively this could be done
> in the LAUNCHD specific code in _dbus_lookup_session_address().
> Do privileged service helpers on Linux end up calling
> _dbus_lookup_session_address() ?

It's very rare to find an application that uses the starter bus concept.

Most applications are designed for exactly one bus and will connect to that. 
Having them work on either system, session or a custom bus simply isn't done.

Thiago Macieira - thiago (AT) macieira.info - thiago (AT) kde.org
   Software Architect - Intel Open Source Technology Center

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