Dan Ports dports at macports.org
Fri Apr 22 20:12:48 PDT 2011

On Fri, Apr 22, 2011 at 08:34:13PM -0400, Robert J. Hansen wrote:
> bash-3.2$ Failed to start message bus: launchd's environment variable DBUS_LAUNCHD_SESSION_BUS_SOCKET is empty, but should contain a socket path.
> EOF in dbus-launch reading address from bus daemon
> ... and it abruptly exits.  Searching Google has not given me much help: it advises that I sudo launchctl load -w /Library/LaunchDaemons/org.freedesktop.dbus-system.plist, which I've done, but to no avail.

You also need to run 
 launchctl load -w /Library/LaunchAgents/org.freedesktop.dbus-session.plist
under your normal user account, *not* as root.  See `port notes dbus`.


Dan R. K. Ports              MIT CSAIL                http://drkp.net/

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