Description of problem: Installing a diskless machine via the redhat suggested method (yum install -y @BASE --installroot=/path --releasever=/) preduces a diskless machine where polkit just doesn't work. It seems unfixable.
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Prepare a diskless image via the yum install with --installroot, boot it. Rebooting via the reboot command will show errors about polkit. Deeper down, the inability of udisks to function is what led me to polkit.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. yum install -y @BASE --installroot=/path --releasever=/
2. (all the other stuff to diskless boot like tftp, and dhcpd edits)
3. diskless boot from /path
4. type 'reboot'
I don't have it in my scrollback, but it was an error asking if polkit was running.
No error about polkit running.
We are still using udisks via the oldudisks package because the new udisks implementation removed functionality we needed. I tried the polkit with the rpm --setperms and --setugids suggested in https://access.redhat.com/discussions/3959351 but that didn't help. Also, a RedHat 6.9 diskless image has a working udisks on a diskless machine. I think that deep down this is a systemd issue.