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Re: X restart while updating?



On Thu, 2007-05-17 at 10:59 -0400, Chuck Anderson wrote:
> On Thu, May 17, 2007 at 10:52:55AM -0400, Adam Jackson wrote:
> > * new version of dbus installed, adds new config file format that old
> > (running) version doesn't understand
> > * new selinux policy installed, pokes dbus to reread its config file
> > * old dbus is still running, fails to parse new config file, exits
> > * all of gnome dies with it
> > * X server exits because all clients have exited
> > * gdm restarts
> > 
> > No good way of fixing it, really.  I suppose you could try upgrading
> > dbus, restarting X, then doing the rest of the upgrade, which might
> > work.  Alternatively, update from runlevel 3.
> 
> Fix dbus so it doesn't exit when it gets a new config file it doesn't 
> understand.

... fixes the version of dbus that has that fix, and all later ones.
But doesn't fix the version of dbus that you already have installed,
that will crash when you feed it a bad config file.

- ajax


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