/etc/default in Fedora

Dave Quigley selinux at davequigley.com
Tue Mar 6 16:51:14 UTC 2012

On 3/6/2012 11:27 AM, Paul Wouters wrote:
> On Tue, 6 Mar 2012, Daniel J Walsh wrote:
>>> Why /etc/default dir is used instead of /etc/sysconfig? To be
>>> honest - it's not really user friendly from long time RH Linux user
>>> POV.
>> Just disable SELinux in /etc/selinux/config.
> Or the more obvious place for people with /etc/sysconfig hardcoded in
> their brain, /etc/sysconfig/selinux :)
> Though to be honest, F17 is the first version where I have been working
> with selinux enabled for more then two days. In fact, I have left it
> enabled since I installed F17 weeks ago.
> I think the only somewhat "valid" reason to disabled selinux is if people
> are using special directories they made up, eg /vol or /opt or anything.
> (or when copying/dealing with /var/lib/libvirtd/images content in other
> locations :)
> Paul

Alternatively you could look at Dan Walsh's 4 things SELinux is trying 
to tell you talk and in about 30 minutes figure out how to make those 
special directories work and not disable the security on your system.


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