Bug#583973: problem between evince and dbus

Oleg Broytman phd at phdru.name
Tue Apr 26 08:30:00 UTC 2011

Package: evince-gtk
Version: 2.30.3-2
Severity: normal

evince, when started from the command line, emits

** (evince:6789): WARNING **: Setting attribute metadata::evince::sidebar_visibility not supported

and doesn't (re)store settings (window size, sidebar, page, etc). I've
found a way to work around the problem by running

$ dbus-launch --exit-with-session evince file.pdf

With this evince properly stores and restores settings. IWBN if evince
connects to session bus itself. Is it a problem in my configuration
(Debian 6.0 squeeze, no DE, Xorg+fwvm2, evince-gtk), in squeeze or in
upstream evince?

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 6.0.1
  APT prefers stable-updates
  APT policy: (500, 'stable-updates'), (500, 'stable')
Architecture: i386 (i686)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.32 (SMP w/2 CPU cores; PREEMPT)
Locale: LANG=C, LC_CTYPE=ru_RU.KOI8-R (charmap=KOI8-R)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages evince-gtk depends on:
ii  evince-common          2.30.3-2          Document (PostScript, PDF) viewer 
ii  gnome-icon-theme       2.30.3-2          GNOME Desktop icon theme
ii  libatk1.0-0            1.30.0-1          The ATK accessibility toolkit
ii  libc6                  2.11.2-10         Embedded GNU C Library: Shared lib
ii  libcairo2              1.8.10-6          The Cairo 2D vector graphics libra
ii  libevince2             2.30.3-2          Document (PostScript, PDF) renderi
ii  libfontconfig1         2.8.0-2.1         generic font configuration library
ii  libfreetype6           2.4.2-2.1         FreeType 2 font engine, shared lib
ii  libglib2.0-0           2.24.2-1          The GLib library of C routines
ii  libgtk2.0-0            2.20.1-2          The GTK+ graphical user interface 
ii  libice6                2:1.0.6-2         X11 Inter-Client Exchange library
ii  libpango1.0-0          1.28.3-1+squeeze2 Layout and rendering of internatio
ii  libsm6                 2:1.1.1-1         X11 Session Management library
ii  libx11-6               2:1.3.3-4         X11 client-side library
ii  libxml2                2.7.8.dfsg-2      GNOME XML library
ii  shared-mime-info       0.71-4            FreeDesktop.org shared MIME databa
ii  zlib1g                 1:  compression library - runtime

Versions of packages evince-gtk recommends:
ii  dbus-x11                      1.2.24-4   simple interprocess messaging syst

Versions of packages evince-gtk suggests:
ii  gvfs                          1.6.4-3    userspace virtual filesystem - ser
pn  nautilus                      <none>     (no description available)
ii  poppler-data                  0.4.3-1    Encoding data for the poppler PDF 
ii  unrar                         1:3.9.10-1 Unarchiver for .rar files (non-fre

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