Weird fedora dbus bug

A couple of days ago I got bit by a nasty and pretty dumb bug in dbus on Fedora Core 6: the service would just hang forever on startup.

To make a long story short, it all goes down to some interaction (I have no idea about) between dbus and ldap (of all things): if the ldap server is not available the servie just hangs.

To make the bug go away simply disable the use of ldap for “User Information” in system-config-authentication. It looks like you can continue to use it for authentication, fortunately.

Author: renatoram

sysadmin, rpg player, gunpla modeler, avid reader... yeah, your average geek :)

2 thoughts on “Weird fedora dbus bug”

  1. Just start the ldap service before the dbus. In my case this would be S20 in both rc3.d and rc5.d.

    Hans.

  2. Well, but I do not run an LDAP service at all: we have a server in the office’s LAN. At home, though, I don’t have it…

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