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`notification-daemon` completely absent although libnotify installed [Resolved]

I'm running on x86_64 Debian 4.19 over i3-gaps & systemd; I'm interested in toying with the org.freedesktop.Notifications interface over the DBus, however there is no such service/interface/anything named as such whatsoever under /usr/lib/dbus-1.0, and no /usr/lib/notification-daemon nor /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/notification-daemon.

I've tried to recompile libnotify from source (including running apt get libnotify-dev) and still yet to no avail, I'm completely confused by where this daemon could be found and how I could generate the DBus services that should be there.

Remarkably enough when I run notify-send, there does show a notification box, and through dbus-monitor you can see:

method call time=1565902191.045580 sender=:1.130 -> destination=:1.131 serial=7 path=/org/freedesktop/Notifications; interface=org.freedesktop.Notifications; member=Notify
   string "notify-send"
   uint32 0
   string ""
   string "smh"
   string ""
   array [
   ]
   array [
      dict entry(
         string "urgency"
         variant             byte 2
      )
   ]
   int32 -1
method return time=1565902191.046365 sender=:1.131 -> destination=:1.130 serial=4 reply_serial=7
   uint32 2

Question Credit: unazed spectaculum
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Asked August 18, 2019
Posted Under: Unix Linux
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The notification daemon is available in its own package, notification-daemon.


credit: Stephen Kitt
Answered August 18, 2019
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