/etc/cron.daily/apt sends daily error about connecting to dbus

Bug #1278786 reported by Jan Groenewald on 2014-02-11
This bug affects 4 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
dbus (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

 [root] Cron <root@hummingbird> test -x /usr/sbin/anacron || ( cd / && run-parts --report /etc/cron.daily )
Cron Daemon <email address hidden> 11 February 2014 06:50
To: <email address hidden>
Failed to open connection to "system" message bus: Failed to connect to socket /var/run/dbus/system_bus_socket: No such file or directory

( Ubuntu 14.04 Server installation )

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 14.04
Package: dbus 1.6.18-0ubuntu3
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.13.0-5.20-generic 3.13.0
Uname: Linux 3.13.0-5-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.13.2-0ubuntu2
Architecture: amd64
Date: Tue Feb 11 11:29:01 2014
InstallationDate: Installed on 2014-01-09 (33 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu-Server 14.04 LTS "Trusty Tahr" - Alpha amd64 (20140108)
SourcePackage: dbus
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

Jan Groenewald (jan-aims) wrote :
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in dbus (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Mike Metral (mike-metral) wrote :

The following to the issue resolved for me:

$ apt-get --reinstall install dbus

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