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Re: D-Bus error trying to run gaim AND how do i ensure better upgrades?

On Sun, Nov 12, 2006 at 16:19:57 -0800, tom arnall wrote:
> i did an upgrade of my testing system recently and afterwards have found a 
> nubmer of problems on my system. the most recent is that i can't run gaim 
> properly. when i try to, the screen appears momentarily and then goes away, 
> leaving the folowing error message in the console.
>    D-Bus library appears to be incorrectly set up; failed to read 
>    machine uuid: Failed to open "/var/lib/dbus/machine-id": No such 
>    file or directory 
>    See the manual page for dbus-uuidgen to correct this issue.
>    Continuing with a bogus made-up machine UUID, which may cause 
>    problems.gaim: symbol lookup error: /usr/lib/libpangocairo-1.0.so.0:\
>    undefined symbol: cairo_scaled_font_get_font_options
> i had some problems earlier with gaim and dealt with them by copying the 
> config file from the root user to my user's directory, but the D-Bus error is 
> new and started when i reinstalled gaim to deal with some other problems. 
> What is the D-Bus error about?

Maybe dbus is not running. What happens if you try

/etc/init.d/dbus start


/etc/init.d/dbus restart


> Also, how can i lessen my chances of breaking things when i upgrade. (i have 
> both testing and stable addresses in my sources.list file)

Install apt-listbugs and apt-listchanges or stay with stable.


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