[sugar] Sugar Python environment

Ian Bicking ianb
Thu Sep 28 11:55:11 EDT 2006

Dan Williams wrote:
> On Thu, 2006-09-28 at 09:49 +0200, Marco Pesenti Gritti wrote:
>> Ian Bicking wrote:
>>> Marco Pesenti Gritti wrote:
>>>> sugar-jhbuild can build python already. The problem is that we still 
>>>> depend on some system installed bindings. dbus and avahi that I can 
>>>> think of. Both runs a system daemon, so I'm not sure about the best 
>>>> way to deal with them.
>>> I was reading in the dbus documentation that even the system-level 
>>> daemon can be overridden by an environmental variable.  So maybe it is 
>>> feasible to build our own dbus?
>> It might be possible. We need to check with J5 when he is back from aKademy.
> I think it is quite possible.  However, you'd probably need a new system
> dbus config file, if nothing else.  But here's the interesting part: how
> does libdbus talk to the system bus?  I don't know whether the path to
> the system bus' Unix domain socket is hardcoded in libdbus at build
> time, or what.  We can certainly change the location of the system bus
> daemon's socket in system.conf, but I'm unsure how to point libdbus
> there.  It's not an environment variable like the session bus AFAIK.

The docs specifically mentioned that the location of the system bus is 
hardcoded, but you can still override it with an environmental variable. 
  (It didn't mention what that variable was, but this was just in the 

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