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Branch: CURRENT, Version: 1.12.8, Package name: dbus-1.12.8, Maintainer: pkgsrc-users

D-BUS is a message bus, used for sending messages between applications.
Conceptually, it fits somewhere in between raw sockets and CORBA in terms
of complexity.

D-BUS supports broadcast messages, asynchronous messages (thus decreasing
latency), authentication, and more. It is designed to be low-overhead;
messages are sent using a binary protocol, not using XML. D-BUS also
supports a method call mapping for its messages, but it is not required;
this makes using the system quite simple.

This package provides the D-BUS core library and daemon, as well as
some utilities that complement it.

MESSAGE.launchd [+/-]

Required to build:
[textproc/xmlto] [pkgtools/x11-links] [pkgtools/cwrappers]

Package options: kqueue, x11

Master sites:

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   2018-05-07 13:28:37 by Thomas Klausner | Files touched by this commit (2) | Package updated
Log message:
dbus: update to 1.12.8.

dbus 1.12.8 (2018-04-30)

The “golden super-velociraptor” release.


• The Devhelp documentation index is now in version 2 format
  (fd.o #106186, Simon McVittie)

• Give the dbus-daemon man page some scarier warnings about
  <allow_anonymous/> and non-local TCP, which are insecure and should
  not be used, particularly for the standard system and session buses
  (fd.o #106004, Simon McVittie)


• Fix installation of Ducktype documentation with newer yelp-build
  versions (fd.o #106171, Simon McVittie)
   2018-03-11 18:34:59 by Thomas Klausner | Files touched by this commit (2) | Package updated
Log message:
dbus: update to 1.12.6.

dbus 1.12.6 (2018-03-01)

The “just the one swan, actually” release.


• Increase system dbus-daemon's RLIMIT_NOFILE rlimit before it drops
  privileges, because it won't have permission afterwards. This fixes a
  regression in dbus 1.10.18 and 1.11.0 which made the standard system bus
  more susceptible to deliberate or accidental denial of service.
  (fd.o #105165, David King)
   2018-02-11 17:11:43 by Thomas Klausner | Files touched by this commit (2) | Package updated
Log message:
dbus: update to 1.12.4.

dbus 1.12.4 (2018-02-08)

The “Stria Campania 115” release.


• When iterating the DBusConnection while blocking on a pending call,
  don't wait for I/O if that pending call already has a result; and make
  sure that whether it has a result is propagated in a thread-safe way.
  This prevents certain multi-threaded calling patterns from blocking
  until their timeout even when they should have succeeded sooner.
  (fd.o #102839; Manish Narang, Michael Searle)

• Report the correct error if OOM is reached while trying to listen
  on a TCP socket (fd.o #89104, Simon McVittie)

• Fix assertion failures in recovery from OOM while setting up a
  DBusServer (fd.o #89104, Simon McVittie)

• Add a missing space to a warning message (fd.o #103729, Thomas Zajic)

• Expand ${bindir} correctly when pkg-config is asked for dbus_daemondir
  (fd.o #104265, Benedikt Heine)

• On Linux systems with systemd < 237, if ${localstatedir}/dbus doesn't
  exist, create it before trying to create ${localstatedir}/dbus/machine-id
  (fd.o #104577, Chris Lesiak)

• Fix escaping in dbus-api-design document (fd.o #104925, Philip Withnall)
   2018-01-07 14:04:44 by Roland Illig | Files touched by this commit (583)
Log message:
Fix indentation in buildlink3.mk files.

The actual fix as been done by "pkglint -F */*/buildlink3.mk", and was
reviewed manually.

There are some .include lines that still are indented with zero spaces
although the surrounding .if is indented. This is existing practice.
   2017-11-23 15:43:23 by Thomas Klausner | Files touched by this commit (6) | Package updated
Log message:
dbus: update to 1.12.2.

dbus 1.12.2 (2017-11-13)

The “spider pumpkin” release.


• Log a warning if a new connection cannot be accepted due to an
  out-of-memory condition or failure to identify its AppArmor or
  SELinux context (fd.o #103592, Simon McVittie)


• Make use of $(MKDIR_P) compatible with install-sh, fixing build when a
  GNU-compatible `mkdir -p` is not available (fd.o #103521, ilovezfs)

• When building for Windows with Autotools, avoid `echo -e`, fixing
  cross-compilation on non-GNU platforms like macOS
  (fd.o #103493, Tony Theodore)

• Fix crashes in the server side of the nonce-tcp: transport under
  various error conditions. This transport should normally only be used
  on Windows, where AF_UNIX sockets are unavailable; the unix: transport
  is the only one recommended for production use on Unix platforms.
  (fd.o #103597, Simon McVittie)

Internal changes:

• Improve test coverage on Travis-CI (Simon McVittie)

dbus 1.12.0 (2017-10-30)

The “gingerbread skull” release.

1.12.x is a new stable branch, recommended for use in OS

Summary of major changes between 1.10.x and 1.12.0


• Expat >= 2.1.0 is required.
• GLib >= 2.40 is required if full test coverage is enabled.
• [Linux] libselinux >= 2.0.86 is required if SELinux support is
• [Unix] dbus now requires an <inttypes.h> that defines C99 constants
  such as PRId64 and PRIu64, except when building for Windows.
• [Autotools] Building from git (but not from tarballs) with Autotools
  now requires macros from the GNU Autoconf Archive.
• [CMake] Builds done using CMake now require CMake 3.0.2.

Build-time configuration changes:

• Expat is now found using pkg-config. See the release notes for
• The --disable-compiler-optimisations and --enable-compiler-coverage
  options no longer exist.  See the release notes for 1.11.4 and 1.11.8.
• [Unix] The --enable-abstract-sockets and --disable-abstract-sockets
  options no longer exist. See the release notes for 1.11.20.
• [Unix] Flag files in /var/run/console/${username} are no longer
  checked for at_console by default. See the release notes for 1.11.18.
• [Unix, Cygwin] Init scripts are no longer provided by upstream dbus,
  and packagers will now need to add these downstream (most already do).
  See the release notes for 1.11.18.
• [Unix] The process ID file no longer has a different default location
  on Red Hat derivatives. See the release notes for 1.11.18.
• [Unix] ${runstatedir} is now independent of ${localstatedir} with
  recent Autotools versions. See the release notes for 1.11.16.
• [Windows] The WINDRES variable is no longer used. See the release
  notes for 1.11.22.


• Eavesdropping is officially deprecated in favour of BecomeMonitor.
  See the release notes for spec version 0.31 (in dbus 1.11.14).
• [Unix] Flag files in /var/run/console/${username} are deprecated.
  See the release notes for 1.11.18.

New APIs:

• <allow> and <deny> rules in dbus-daemon configuration can now
  include send_broadcast="true", send_broadcast="false",
  max_unix_fds="N", min_unix_fds="N" (for some integer N).
  See the release notes for 1.11.18.
• dbus_try_get_local_machine_id() is like
  dbus_get_local_machine_id(), but returns a DBusError.
• New APIs around DBusMessageIter to simplify cleanup.
  See the release notes for 1.11.16.
• The message bus daemon now implements the standard Introspectable,
  Peer and Properties interfaces. See the release notes for
  dbus 1.11.14 and spec version 0.31.
• DTDs for introspection XML and bus configuration are installed.
• dbus can be compiled to be relocatable, making it more suitable for
  binary bundling with other software. On Windows, this is on by
• [Unix] A new unix:dir=… address family resembles unix:tmpdir=… but
  never uses Linux abstract sockets, which is advantageous for
  containers. On non-Linux it is equivalent to unix:tmpdir=….
  See the release notes for dbus 1.11.14 and spec version 0.31.
• [Unix] New option "dbus-launch --exit-with-x11".
• [Unix] Session managers can create transient .service files in
  $XDG_RUNTIME_DIR/dbus-1/services. See the release notes for 1.11.12.
• [Unix] A sysusers.d snippet can create the messagebus user on-demand.

Miscellaneous behaviour changes:

• [Unix] The session bus now logs to syslog if it was started by
• [Unix] Internal warnings are logged to syslog if configured.
• [Unix] Exceeding an anti-DoS limit is logged to syslog if configured,
  or to stderr.
   2017-10-02 15:36:34 by Thomas Klausner | Files touched by this commit (2) | Package updated
Log message:
dbus: update to 1.10.24.

D-Bus 1.10.24 (2017-09-25)

The “pirate wizard” release.


• When parsing dbus-daemon configuration, tell Expat not to use
  cryptographic-quality entropy as a salt for its hash tables: we trust
  the configuration files, so we are not concerned about algorithmic
  complexity attacks via hash table collisions. This prevents
  dbus-daemon --system from holding up the boot process (and causing
  early-boot system services like systemd, logind, networkd to time
  out) on entropy-starved embedded systems.
  (fd.o #101858, Simon McVittie)

• Increase listen() backlog of AF_UNIX sockets to the maximum possible,
  minimizing failed connections under heavy load
  (fd.o #95264, Lennart Poettering) (backported from 1.11.4)

• Avoid a -Werror=declaration-after-statement build failure on Solaris
  (fd.o #102145, Alan Coopersmith)

• When using the Monitoring interface, match messages' destinations
  (fd.o #92074, Simon McVittie) (backported from 1.11.0)
   2017-08-14 22:38:10 by Thomas Klausner | Files touched by this commit (2) | Package updated
Log message:
Updated dbus to 1.10.22.

D-Bus 1.10.22 (2017-07-27)

The “roof terrace” release.


• dbus_message_iter_append_basic() no longer leaks memory if it fails to
  append a file descriptor to a message. (fd.o #101568, Simon McVittie)

• dbus_message_iter_open_container() no longer leaks memory if it runs out
  of memory. (fd.o #101568, Simon McVittie)

• dbus_message_append_args_valist() no longer leaks memory if given an
  unsupported type. This situation is still considered to be a programming
  error which needs to be corrected by the user of libdbus.
  (fd.o #101568, Simon McVittie)

• Wrap test-pending-call-disconnected with dbus-run-session so that it can
  pass in environments that are not already running a D-Bus session bus,
  fixing a build-time test regression in 1.10.20
  (fd.o #101698, Simon McVittie)

• Ensure that tests fail if they would otherwise have tried to connect to
  the real session bus (fd.o #101698, Simon McVittie)

• Make build-time tests cope with finding Python 3, but not Python 2
  (fd.o #101716, Simon McVittie)
   2017-07-04 10:48:08 by Thomas Klausner | Files touched by this commit (2) | Package updated
Log message:
Updated dbus to 1.10.20.

D-Bus 1.10.20 (2017-06-29)

The “suggesting a delivery gone horribly wrong” release.


• Fix a reference leak when blocking on a pending call on a connection
  that has been disconnected (fd.o #101481, Shin-ichi MORITA)

• Don't put timestamps in the Doxygen-generated documentation, for
  closer-to-reproducible builds (fd.o #100692, Simon McVittie)

• Avoid an assertion failure when connecting to a semicolon-separated
  series of addresses, one of which fails (fd.o #101257, Simon McVittie)


• Update git URIs in HACKING document to sync up with cgit.freedesktop.org
  (fd.o #100715, Simon McVittie)