There is a huge transition underway on unstable to migrate to 64-bit time_t. After upgrading to the new libglib2.0-0t64, nothing could find gsettings desktop schemas, breaking applications like rednotebook and reportbug (lol), and after a reboot, stopping services like at-spi from starting, causing huge timeouts at system and application start.

A workaround that worked for me was to reinstall gsettings-desktop-schemas:

# apt-get reinstall gsettings-desktop-schemas
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree... Done
Reading state information... Done
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 1 reinstalled, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
Need to get 660 kB of archives.
After this operation, 0 B of additional disk space will be used.
Get:1 sid/main amd64 gsettings-desktop-schemas all 46~beta-3 [660 kB]
Fetched 660 kB in 2s (431 kB/s)
(Reading database ... 300005 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to unpack .../gsettings-desktop-schemas_46~beta-3_all.deb ...
Unpacking gsettings-desktop-schemas (46~beta-3) over (46~beta-3) ...
Setting up gsettings-desktop-schemas (46~beta-3) ...
Processing triggers for libglib2.0-0t64:amd64 (2.78.4-2) ...


Ash Joubert (they/them) <>
Director / Game Developer
Transient Software Limited <>
New Zealand

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