Clarification on upstart-0.5 and dbus usage

Michael Biebl mbiebl at
Wed Jun 18 23:10:48 BST 2008

2008/6/18 Scott James Remnant <scott at>:
> On Wed, 2008-06-18 at 16:11 -0400, Casey Dahlin wrote:
>> The DBus interface can be accessed in one of 2 ways. One is actually
>> running the dbus daemon, and accessing the com.ubuntu.Upstart object on
>> the system bus.
> Actually, this is the only supported way.
> While there is another, secret, way -- it's not intended for general use
> and may change or be taken away without notice.

Hm, I'd actually prefer somehow, if core tools, like
initctl/runlevel/telinit etc would talk to upstart directly without
the need of a running dbus system bus.

For 3rd party tools, the obvious way to access upstart should be the system bus.

Just my 2¢,

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