Bug 826122 - uuidd fails to start
uuidd fails to start
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: util-linux (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Karel Zak
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2012-05-29 12:19 EDT by jd1008
Modified: 2012-06-27 23:30 EDT (History)
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Description jd1008 2012-05-29 12:19:54 EDT
uuidd fails to start because it is unable to create it's pid file
in /var/run
The reason is that /var/run (which is a symlink to /run)
is owned by root, and uuidd runs as itself, with uid of uuidd,
which has no permissons to create the dir uuidd in /run, ergo
cannot create the uuidd.pid file.

So, I moded /etc/init.d/uuidd to create the dir and chown it to uuidd:uuidd

That works. HOWEVER....
starting uuidd after the mod, it hangs for about 5 minutes looking
for /var/lib/libuuid/uuidd.pid  file, which is never created,
and systemctl reports failure; albeit, uuidd remains running.

I have been notified by another fedora user that it is broken
in F17 as well.

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How reproducible:
systemctl start uuidd.service

Steps to Reproduce:
1. start uuidd
Actual results: failure

Expected results: no failure

Additional info:
Comment 1 Michal Hlavinka 2012-05-30 07:34:22 EDT
wrong component, 

# rpm -qif /etc/init.d/uuidd
Name        : uuidd
Source RPM  : util-linux-2.21.1-1.fc17.src.rpm

Comment 2 Fedora Update System 2012-06-19 06:35:40 EDT
util-linux-2.21.2-2.fc17 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 17.
Comment 3 Fedora Update System 2012-06-19 20:30:46 EDT
Package util-linux-2.21.2-2.fc17:
* should fix your issue,
* was pushed to the Fedora 17 testing repository,
* should be available at your local mirror within two days.
Update it with:
# su -c 'yum update --enablerepo=updates-testing util-linux-2.21.2-2.fc17'
as soon as you are able to.
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Comment 4 Fedora Update System 2012-06-27 23:30:18 EDT
util-linux-2.21.2-2.fc17 has been pushed to the Fedora 17 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

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