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Author: Martin Steigerwald
To: Simon McVittie, Mark Hindley
CC: 745, 1032368
Subject: [devuan-dev] bug#745: dbus-x11: Several processes in Plasma session including krunner have / as current working directory
Mark and Simon: thank you.

Mark Hindley - 06.03.23, 17:22:12 CET:
> On Mon, Mar 06, 2023 at 03:25:18PM +0000, Simon McVittie wrote:
> > What I absolutely don't want is to make the change, and then 2 years
> > later get hate mail from someone telling me that I've broken their
> > system by making dbus-launch prevent /home from being unmounted and
> > "why can't you just" add an option to use daemon(3).
> I think that is a very good point.
> KDE is the only area where I have heard of this causing problems and I
> am not aware of any other reports that seem to have the same
> underlying cause. …

The upstream issue¹ refers to GNOME applications in RHEL 7 being
affected. RHEL 7 would have a KDE without Systemd startup I bet².

[1] https://gitlab.freedesktop.org/dbus/dbus/-/issues/214

[2] https://blog.davidedmundson.co.uk/blog/plasma-and-the-systemd-startup/ (however I am not entirely sure whether that kind of startup is
activated by default nowadays)

> I am not convinced there *is* a consensus for change and the risk of
> changing the default for all users of legacy DBus activation seems
> high.

Fair enough.

> Martin, I still think this is for KDE to address if it is important to
> them. I don't think I would push to change the behaviour of DBus in
> either Debian or Devuan at the moment.

I added that information and suggestion to the KDE bug report:

krunner starts applications with cwd "/" with init system other than
systemd (openrc, runit, ...)

Let's see whether KDE developers are open to make the required changes.