Drawing lessons from fatal SELinux bug #1054350

Reindl Harald h.reindl at thelounge.net
Fri Jan 24 18:35:17 UTC 2014

Am 24.01.2014 19:31, schrieb Reindl Harald:
> Am 24.01.2014 19:18, schrieb drago01:
>> On Fri, Jan 24, 2014 at 7:12 PM, Fabian Deutsch <fabian.deutsch at gmx.de> wrote:
>>> Am Freitag, den 24.01.2014, 00:55 +0100 schrieb Kevin Kofler:
>>>> it is time to analyze the fallout from the following catastrophic
>>>> Fedora 20
>>>> regression:
>>>> https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1054350
>>>> "rpm scriptlets are exiting with status 127"
>>> Hey,
>>> can't we add a default boot entry which starts the system in permissive
>>> mode?
>> How would that help? If a user knows enough about the issue to try it
>> he/she could just switch to permissive mode
> in *that* case
> in a case where a broken selinux update leads in not boot at all
> i can not imagine what i would to besides boot with a CD/DVD/USB

to be clear - *i can* edit the boot-params and put selinux=0 there

the average user can't but he may remember "uhm something with selinux
was one of the last updates" and try the however named option, keep
in mind some people own only one machine and can't google for help

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