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PolicyKit Failing to Start with Error: "polkit code=exited status=1/FAILURE" (Doc ID 2521614.1)

Last updated on APRIL 24, 2020

Applies to:

Linux OS - Version Oracle Linux 7.0 and later
Linux x86-64

Symptoms

 Unable to start polkitd service, which in turn affects other services as well.

# systemctl restart polkit

** (pkttyagent:32189): WARNING **: 13:59:48.884: Unable to register authentication agent: GDBus.Error:org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.ServiceUnknown: The name org.freedesktop.PolicyKit1 was not provided by any .service files
Error registering authentication agent: GDBus.Error:org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.ServiceUnknown: The name org.freedesktop.PolicyKit1 was not provided by any .service files (g-dbus-error-quark, 2)
Job for polkit.service failed because the control process exited with error code. See "systemctl status polkit.service" and "journalctl -xe" for details.
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# systemctl status polkit
● polkit.service - Authorization Manager
   Loaded: loaded (/usr/lib/systemd/system/polkit.service; static; vendor preset: enabled)
   Active: failed (Result: exit-code) since Sat 2019-03-23 13:59:48 IST; 4min 13s ago
     Docs: man:polkit(8)
  Process: 32193 ExecStart=/usr/lib/polkit-1/polkitd --no-debug (code=exited, status=1/FAILURE)
 Main PID: 32193 (code=exited, status=1/FAILURE)

Mar 23 13:59:48 <hostname> systemd[1]: Starting Authorization Manager...
Mar 23 13:59:48 <hostname> systemd[1]: polkit.service: main process exited, code=exited, status=1/FAILURE
Mar 23 13:59:48 <hostname> systemd[1]: Failed to start Authorization Manager.
Mar 23 13:59:48 <hostname> systemd[1]: Unit polkit.service entered failed state.
Mar 23 13:59:48 <hostname> systemd[1]: polkit.service failed.

 

Changes

 A package update was performed, which included an update to the  polkitd RPM.

Cause

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