When I try and open a .tex file on emacs 25.1 under Windows I now get this error:

File mode specification error: (dbus-error No connection to bus :session)

And cannot typeset anything using the usual C-c C-c command.

I think it may be something to with trying to load auctex because if I start emacs with -Q and open a tex file it opens OK.

Does anyone have a clue how to fix that? It works fine on emacs 24.5.1

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    D-Bus is used only for the Evince viewer, unless you use it I can't understand why D-Bus is invoked at all. I suggest you to report this problem to the AUCTeX but tracker, issue M-x TeX-submit-bug-report RET after opening a TeX file. Please, be as much descriptive as possible.
    – giordano
    Sep 19 '16 at 13:49
  • Thanks very much for the pointer there - it turns out my emacs was buiilt without the --without-dbus option, which was causing the problem!
    – Dave F
    Sep 22 '16 at 16:03
  • You can post an answer explaining the culprit, so it'll be useful also to other users ;-)
    – giordano
    Sep 22 '16 at 16:10

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