How Do You Troubleshoot the NFS Message About “Transaction order is cyclic”?

Problem scenario
You try to start the NFS service with a command like this: sudo systemctl start nfs.service

However you get an error like this:  "Failed to start nfs.service: Transaction order is cyclic.  See system logs for details.  See system logs and 'systemctl status nfs.service' for details."

Possible Solution #1
Modify the /etc/fstab file.  Is it corrupt?  You may need to remove recently added entries and reboot the server.

Possible Solution #2
You may want to look at the system file for nfs.service.  Was it recently modified?  You may want to add this stanza:
DefaultDependencies=no

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