[arch-dev-public] Dangerous dbus update for testing

Aaron Griffin aaronmgriffin at gmail.com
Wed Mar 12 16:42:32 EDT 2008

On Wed, Mar 12, 2008 at 3:37 PM, Jan de Groot <jan at jgc.homeip.net> wrote:
> There's a dangerous dbus update coming up for the testing repository.
>  The package itself isn't so special, as it works fine, but the fact that
>  every dbus-daemon process on your system will crash during the upgrade
>  can lead to unpleasant surprises.
>  Testing users: please be aware of this and run your upcoming upgrades
>  from a plain text console instead of from X. One of the unpleasant
>  surprises is that xorg-server in testing goes down with dbus while it's
>  upgrading, leading to loss of important work or an interrupted package
>  upgrade process.

Awesome. I had something similar happen to me when a status script for
my screen session segfaulted while it was upgrading bash... took
screen down, and thus killed bash too... fun times.

Is there *any* way around this?

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