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Re: Proposed mass bug filing: use and misuse of dbus-launch (dbus-x11)

On 2016-07-28 01:03:04 +0100, Simon McVittie wrote:
> libdbus-1-3 shouldn't depend on a session bus, because you might only
> be using it to access the system bus;

Or because the user might not use the system bus at all, but the
application depends on libdbus-1-3 it because it's a library and
uses it as an optional feature (e.g. if available). This is the
case with emacs24 (which works even when the system bus is broken,
one just gets annoying warning messages). Similarly, emacs24
depends on libx11-6, but an X11 server (local or remote) is
entirely optional.

It's up to the desktop to provide what the user really wants.

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