After having upgraded a lot of packages, I figured out that Synapse is no longer working. It gives me the following output when trying to start it from shell :
[16:46:43.878282 Info] Starting up... [16:46:43.944439 Info] [UILauncher] Binding activation to <Control><Alt>space [16:46:43.944501 GtkHotkey-Debug] Listener Type: GtkHotkeyX11Listener Preparing to bind <Control><Alt>space Got accel 32, 12 Got keycode 65 Got modmask 12 [16:46:43.957062 Info] [GuiViewVirgilio] Screen is composited. [16:46:43.957242 Info] [GuiViewVirgilio] Using cedilla input method. [16:46:44.080733 Warning] desktop-file-service.vala:95: Pantheon is not understood [16:46:44.092847 GLib-Critical] g_path_get_basename: assertion 'file_name != NULL' failed Erreur de segmentation (core dumped)
Here's the package I've updated and caused this bug to appear...
[2013-10-09 14:03] [PACMAN] upgraded glib2 (2.36.4-1 -> 2.38.0-1)
Thanks for your help,
Last edited by SilverWyrda (2013-10-09 20:09:55)
There is obviously something wrong with the new glib2 version.
In my case IBM Rational Developer for Power Systems Software stopped working (it was crashing).
I downgraded glib2 pango gdk-pixbuf2 atk librsvg gtk2 and it helped,
but I feel that there are more packages, dependent on new glib2, that needs to be downgraded too.
At least in my case it helped to remove the dekstop entry for gnome's weather app from /usr/share/applications to bring synapse back to work. Don't know what wrong with that desktop entry. People at Suse have a similar problem (http://web.archiveorange.com/archive/v/ … YqAEh0yuaA)
Thank you for your replies. I can confirm that removing gnome-weather app "solves" the issue even with the very latest updates. It seems in fact to be the line DBusActivatable=true in the .desktop entry that causes this bug as it is explained on http://web.archiveorange.com/archive/v/ … YqAEh0yuaA.
Mystery solved !