SELinux & Koji question

Kevin Fenzi kevin at
Tue Sep 25 16:35:43 UTC 2012

On Tue, 25 Sep 2012 17:29:39 +0100
"Richard W.M. Jones" <rjones at> wrote:

> This command fails:
> + chcon system_u:object_r:tmp_t:s0 tmp
> chcon: failed to change context of 'tmp' to
> 'system_u:object_r:tmp_t:s0': Operation not permitted
> when run on Koji.  However it works fine when run on a Fedora 18
> machine, with SELinux enforcing.
> Does Koji have SELinux enforcing?  Why is labelling not allowed when
> it works on a local machine?

No, builders have selinux disabled, as running in permissive mode a
while back caused odd build failures. ;( 

It may be that it works fine now, but we would need to test that and
confirm before changing anything. 

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