acpid.service failed to start after upgrade from SLES 11 SP4 to SLES 15

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SUSE Linux Enterprise Server SLES 15 SP2
​​​​​SUSE Linux Enterprise Server SLES 15 SP1
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server SLES 15
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server SLES 11 SP4


During system boot the following error message is observed
LSB: Listen and dispatch ACPI events from the kernel

This appears to indicate that acpid has failed to start.
When checking for any failed services using the command below, this indeed reveals that acpid.service  is listed as failed.
systemctl -list-units --failed



Remove the acpid package from the system :
rpm -e acpid



ACPID is no longer used, this was on oversight and no task has been created to remove it automatically during upgrade.


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  • Document ID:000019708
  • Creation Date: 15-Sep-2020
  • Modified Date:24-Sep-2020
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

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