This is the mail archive of the cygwin mailing list for the Cygwin project.

Index Nav: [Date Index] [Subject Index] [Author Index] [Thread Index]
Message Nav: [Date Prev] [Date Next] [Thread Prev] [Thread Next]
Other format: [Raw text]

Re: Package emacs-x11 depends on package dbus-x11, but fails to declare this

On 04/08/2015 17:29, Ken Brown wrote:
On 8/4/2015 10:29 AM, Rainer Blome wrote:
Package emacs-x11 depends on package dbus-x11 and should declare this,
but apparently does not.

Please change package emacs-x11 so that it declares its dependency on
package dbus-x11.

When doing a fresh install of Cygwin 64bit, I selected xlaunch,
"emacs-x11" and a few other packages and let the dependency
satisfaction mechanism do its thing.
This resulted in a working X Server

I would say that it didn't result in a working X server in view of the
error message, "D-Bus library appears to be incorrectly set up".

The documentation on the Cygwin/X home page ( says
that you should install the xinit package in order to use the Cygwin X
server.  And xinit depends on dbus-x11.  But not everyone reads the
documentation before installing, so maybe xlaunch should require xinit.

Jon?  Yaakov?

Hmm... not sure about this.

On the one hand, this is really a defect with xlaunch, which doesn't know enough to do all the things which xinit does (like starting a dbus session bus instance)

On the other hand, just making xlaunch depend on dbus-x11 would solve this problem.

Volunteer Cygwin/X X Server maintainer

Problem reports:
Unsubscribe info:

Index Nav: [Date Index] [Subject Index] [Author Index] [Thread Index]
Message Nav: [Date Prev] [Date Next] [Thread Prev] [Thread Next]