console-kit-daemon error messages in daemon.log?

NoOp glgxg at
Wed Jan 7 02:38:16 UTC 2009

On 01/06/2009 05:14 PM, Knute Johnson wrote:
> NoOp wrote:
>> On 01/06/2009 12:09 PM, Knute Johnson wrote:
>>> I'm getting a lot of the messages below in my daemon.log.  The is on an 
>>> 8.10 server setup.  I'm not really clear what console-kit does and if I 
>>> really need it.  Any information on the error and what it really does 
>>> would be greatly appreciated.
>>> Jan  6 00:17:01 ljr-3 console-kit-daemon[23116]: CRITICAL: cannot 
>>> initialize libpolkit
>>> Jan  6 00:20:01 ljr-3 console-kit-daemon[23194]: WARNING: Failed to 
>>> acquire org.freedesktop.ConsoleKit
>>> Jan  6 00:20:01 ljr-3 console-kit-daemon[23194]: WARNING: Could not 
>>> acquire name; bailing out
>>> Thanks,
>> Perhaps this one is more appropriate:
>> [libpolkit requires files from policykit for polkit_context_init to work]
>> More:
>> <>
> NoOp:
> The latter seems to be my specific problem.  I tried installing 
> policykit and that clears up the error message and allows 
> console-kit-daemon to run.
> So the question now is do I really need console-kit and dbus for a 
> server installation?  I'm not sure what they provide and what services I 
> will really lose if I remove them.  Any enlightenment in this area would 
> be greatly appreciated.
> Thanks,

No clue. I don't have 8.10 up just now & it's a desktop version anyway.
I thought 275432 relevant as it involves an 8.10 server & Brian's ref
also seems relevant. But reading the bug(s) might give you some idea, or
a least give you a place to add your comments with the bug(s) and find a
better answer/solution.

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