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PROBLEM: Polkit in maintenance due to missing user _polkitd (Doc ID 2769089.1)

Last updated on APRIL 16, 2021

Applies to:

Solaris Operating System - Version 11.4 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

The service is reported in maintenance by "svcs -xv":

#svcs -xv

svc:/system/polkit:default (PolKit)

State: maintenance since March 18, 2021 at 9:03:47 AM PDT

Reason: Restarting too quickly.

See: http://support.oracle.com/msg/SMF-8000-L5

See: man -M /usr/share/man -s 8 polkitd

See: /var/svc/log/system-polkit:default.log

Impact: This service is not running.

 

Checking svc log file does not reveal any possible cause:

/var/svc/log/system-polkit:default.log

[ 2021 Mar 11 14:03:00 Executing start method ("/lib/svc/method/svc-polkit"). ]

[ 2021 Mar 11 14:03:00 Method "start" exited with status 0. ]

[ 2021 Mar 11 14:03:00 Stopping because all processes in service exited. ]

[ 2021 Mar 11 14:03:00 Executing stop method (:kill). ]

[ 2021 Mar 11 14:03:00 Restarting too quickly, changing state to maintenance. ]

 

Checking dbus dependent svc shows a possible user entry missing cause:

/var/svc/log/system-dbus:default.log

[ 2021 Mar 11 13:57:16 Executing start method ("/lib/svc/method/svc-dbus start"). ]

Unknown username "_polkitd" in message bus configuration file

Unknown username "_polkitd" in message bus configuration file

[ 2021 Mar 11 13:57:16 Method "start" exited with status 0. ]

 

 

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