yum update hangs with dbus-daemon failure

Solution Verified - Updated -

Issue

  • While running yum update, it hangs when a service attempts to reload or restart dbus.

  • You may see the following error messages in /var/log/messages:

Jul 09 08:13:35 <hostname> dbus[833]: [system] Unable to reload configuration: Configuration file needs one or more <listen> elements giving addresses
Jul 09 08:13:35 <hostname> dbus-daemon[833]: dbus[833]: [system] Unable to reload configuration: Configuration file needs one or more <listen> elements giving addresses
Jul 09 08:13:35 <hostname> dbus-daemon[833]: Unable to reload configuration: Configuration file needs one or more <listen> elements giving addresses
  • busctl command throws the following error message.
# busctl
Failed to connect to bus: Connection refused

Environment

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.5

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