dbus/GT4 problem after an update, then reboot

Gene Heskett gheskett at wdtv.com
Fri Nov 2 03:28:38 UTC 2012

This is a resend, with a PS, the first copy never came back from the server 
& its been about 12 hours elapsed. :(

Greetings all;

A script that I have been using for 3 or 4 years seems as if it is now 
broken.  This script sends inotifywait off the to watch the incoming mail 
spool directory, and when a file has been closed, and inotifywait returns 
the filename, then sends kmail a message over the dbus circuit to go get 
the mail.

That command line that has tickled kmail from my now elderly script:

/usr/bin/qdbus org.kde.kmail /KMail org.kde.kmail.kmail.checkMail

is now eliciting this error on the screen it was launched from:

/usr/bin/qdbus: symbol lookup error: /usr/lib/libQtDBus.so.4: undefined 
symbol: _ZN14QObjectPrivate15checkWindowRoleEv

So now I have to click on checkmail from time to time as my incoming mail 
is no longer automatic.

Can anyone help, or is this a newly hatched bug in libgt4-dbus?  Searching 
in /var/cache/apt/archives shows that file has not been recently updated, 

gene at coyote:/var/cache/apt/archives$ ls -l |grep dbus

-rw-r--r-- 1 root root   189452 2012-10-04 08:04 

-rw-r--r-- 1 root root  1829204 2012-10-04 08:04 dbus-1-

-rw-r--r-- 1 root root    41562 2012-10-04 08:04 dbus-

-rw-r--r-- 1 root root   129118 2012-10-04 08:04 

-rw-r--r-- 1 root root    25456 2012-10-04 08:04 libdbus-1-

gene at coyote:/var/cache/apt/archives$ ls -l |grep qt4

-rw-r--r-- 1 root root    19624 2012-10-10 15:33 lsb-

Thanks for any clues here.

And a PS of sorts, I've just discovered that about half of my games menu is 
disabled by this same message popping up even when I try to run them by 
hand.  Trying to run kpat for instance:

gene at coyote:/opt/nitros9/level2/modules$ kpat
kpat: symbol lookup error: /usr/lib/libQtDBus.so.4: undefined symbol: 

That raises the priority somewhat when the games won't run ;)

Thanks.  Or is this something I should take to launchpad?

Cheers, Gene
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