After a normal restart, the PID file is not cleaned up properly
and the usual error is logged that the file needs to be removed
before dbus can launch.
I double checked my configuration and post install procedure
with an older version of dbus (1.2.12) and all seems to be working
I can't reproduce this on 10.6. Can you try with the latest master?
I'm going to call this WORKSFORME based on it working for Mike.