Re: D-Bus error trying to run gaim AND how do i ensure better upgrades?
On Tuesday 14 November 2006 13:49, Florian Kulzer wrote:
> 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.
is there an easy way to go back to stable from testing? the stuff i've seen on
google so far is not encouraging in this regard.