[CentOS] 6.3: service not starting?

Tue Jul 17 18:42:08 UTC 2012
m.roth at 5-cent.us <m.roth at 5-cent.us>

Patrick Lists wrote:
> On 17-07-12 19:38, m.roth at 5-cent.us wrote:
>> Before I roll it out to users for their workstations, I updated my own
>> system to 6.3, just did an update a few minutes ago, then rebooted. Came
>> up... but when I went to use my PIV card for credentials to certain
>> other machines, it didn't read the card. I found that pcscd was not
running -
>> when I did a service restart, it said "failed" on shutdown, then ok on
>> startup. chkconfig --list tells me it's supposed to be on.
>> Now, I'm pretty sure I saw this behavior with motion on a server I did a
>> week or so ago, also: same thing, chkconfig says it should be on, but it
>> was never turned up. This is a reboot after update, not a new install,
>> and selinux is permissive in both cases.
>> Has anyone else seen this, with optional services?
> There was also an issue with PostgreSQL not starting after installing
> the latest updates. The culprit seems to be the sudo update:
> https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=818585
> So try this first:
> # restorecon /etc/nsswitch.conf
> Then try to start the pcscd service again to see if that fixes it.

I can do that, but see no reason to. As I stated above, selinux is in
permissive mode, and I did a yum update, which updated
Jul 16 14:36:59 Updated: dracut-004-284.el6_3.noarch
Jul 16 14:37:00 Updated: dracut-kernel-004-284.el6_3.noarch
Jul 17 13:27:40 Updated: psacct-6.3.2-63.el6_3.3.x86_64
Jul 17 13:27:41 Updated: sudo-1.7.4p5-12.el6_3.x86_64

which includes the sudo update, though I note from rpm -qi that it was
built at 12:31 yesterday. Johnny, is this the one that was just announced
in the announcement email of an hour or so ago?