KMaiL: Can't setup D-Bus service. Probably already running.

Thiago Macieira thiago at
Sun Feb 17 21:16:20 GMT 2008

Ralf Habacker wrote:
>Thiago Macieira schrieb:
>> Ralf Habacker wrote:
>>> I recognized a similar error with amarok starting the second time. I
>>> had to restart dbus-daemon to avoid this message. In that case i
>>> assume that the service KUniqueApplication registers in dbus wasn't
>>> unregistered at application shutdown. At least there is no
>>> unregisterService() call in whole kdelibs.  May be that thiago can
>>> give some lights in this area. Anyway the related code is located in
>>> kdelibs/kdeui/kernel/kuniqueapplication.cpp line 146
>> The name unregisters automatically when the application exits.
>Is this good progamming style not to unregister resources, which are
>registered before and to expect that this unregistering is outside the
>app ?
>In fact does this mean that creating and deleting a KUniqueApplication
>instance lets open a kind of "memory leak" in dbus, which should be
>fixed in KUniqueApplication and not in dbus.

You could argue that, but I won't implement it.

It's registered in KUniqueApplication::init, which is a static method not 
tied to KUniqueApplicaiton's lifetime.

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