Strange problems with Rackspace cloud machine

(written by lawrence krubner, however indented passages are often quotes). You can contact lawrence at: lawrence@krubner.com

What to make of this?

root@cloud-server-01:~# emacs
The program ‘emacs’ can be found in the following packages:
* emacs24
* emacs24-nox
* e3
* emacs24-lucid
* jove
Try: apt-get install
root@cloud-server-01:~# apt-get install emacs24
Reading package lists… Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information… Done
emacs24 is already the newest version.
emacs24 set to manually installed.
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 21 not upgraded.
134 not fully installed or removed.
After this operation, 0 B of additional disk space will be used.
Do you want to continue? [Y/n] y
Setting up systemd (219-7ubuntu4) …
/var/lib/dpkg/info/systemd.postinst: 133: /var/lib/dpkg/info/systemd.postinst: cannot open /run/systemd/was-enabled: No such file
Error getting authority: Error initializing authority: Error calling StartServiceByName for org.freedesktop.PolicyKit1: Timeout was reached (g-io-error-quark, 24)
Error getting authority: Error initializing authority: Error calling StartServiceByName for org.freedesktop.PolicyKit1: Timeout was reached (g-io-error-quark, 24)
Failed to try-restart systemd-logind.service: Connection timed out
Error getting authority: Error initializing authority: Error calling StartServiceByName for org.freedesktop.PolicyKit1: GDBus.Error:org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.TimedOut: Activation of org.freedesktop.PolicyKit1 timed out (g-dbus-error-quark, 20)
Failed to try-restart systemd-networkd.service: Connection timed out
Error getting authority: Error initializing authority: Error calling StartServiceByName for org.freedesktop.PolicyKit1: Timeout was reached (g-io-error-quark, 24)
Failed to try-restart systemd-resolved.service: Connection timed out
Error getting authority: Error initializing authority: Error calling StartServiceByName for org.freedesktop.PolicyKit1: GDBus.Error:org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.TimedOut: Activation of org.freedesktop.PolicyKit1 timed out (g-dbus-error-quark, 20)
Failed to try-restart systemd-timesyncd.service: Connection timed out

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