Changing the recommends to depends for dbus-user-session won't fix the
immediate problem, unless gnome-terminal is changed to use something other
than `dbus-launch` to do whatever it is that it's trying to do.  dbus-x11
provides the dbus-launch executable.  dbus-user-session does not.

Is there a guideline on how major changes should be to the stable release?
In testing of course it makes sense to implement the new dbus-user-session
method.  To fix the problem in stable, would it be the least amount of
change to bump dbus-x11 from recommends to depends?  Then no actual code
has to be changed on stable.


On Thu, Aug 10, 2017 at 12:04 AM, Michael Biebl <> wrote:

> Am 10.08.2017 um 01:29 schrieb Mark Hedges:
> > Package: gnome-terminal
> > Version: 3.22.2-1
> > Severity: important
> >
> > Tried to install gnome-terminal by itself on a system without the
> tasksel window system tasks run.  It wouldn't launch until I manually
> installed the dbus-x11 package.  Looks like the control file needs this
> dependency.
> > Versions of packages gnome-terminal recommends:
> > ii  dbus-user-session [default-dbus-session-bus]  1.10.18-1
> > ii  dbus-x11 [dbus-session-bus]                   1.10.18-1
> dbus-x11 is deprecated and should not used directly anymore. With
> systemd, dbus-user-session is the preferred method.
> We could consider bumping that recommends to a depends.

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