mcs file manager plugin

Nikolas Arend Nikolas.Arend at
Fri Jul 14 14:40:01 CEST 2006

Nikolas Arend wrote:
>>> Try to remove the --daemon cmdline parameter, maybe your D-BUS version
>>> is too old to handle autoactivation properly.
>> Yes, that was it. I just realized that the dbus version I'm running 
>> (0.34) is newer than the last "official" package available for FC4, 
>> which is 0.33. Just to make sure there was nothing wrong with the 
>> package I had installed, I downgraded to the latest FC4 version. But the 
>> problem remains.
>> That means that others working on this not-too-exotic distribution will 
>> probably run into the same problem. Could there be a work-around? I 
>> tried quoting the Exec command in the .service file, but to no avail.
>> What version of dbus is known to work?
>> Thanks again,   Nick.
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> Ah, well... Now with the FC4 dbus package version 0.33 installed, I get 
> the following after removing the "--daemon" parameter.
> "Error: Process /usr/bin/Thunar exited with status 127"
> With 0.34 the preferences dialog pops up, but also a Thunar window 
> (which is why I guess the daemon parameter is passed).
> So, if people on FC4 stick with the officially provided packages, the 
> fm_plugin will most likely not work. Maybe it would be good to have a 
> solution for this, although I can understand that you're not keen on 
> creating work-arounds for specific distributions.
> Best,   Nick.
I just upgraded to dbus 0.50 (which is actually a slighly modified 
version from the 0.36.x series) and things work now, but only if Thunar 
was compiled against that specific dbus version. When I installed 0.50, 
but used Thunar that was compiled under 0.33, the fm plugin wouldn't 
work. Although I admittedly build the xfce rpms myself, there was no 
dependency problem when upgrading dbus (because I guess only the libdbus 
version is checked). I don't know if this can be helped but maybe it 
would be good if Thunar could handle the situation of different 

Regards,   Nick.

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