SELinux Module Packaging in FC5

Stephen John Smoogen smooge at
Tue May 16 15:34:14 UTC 2006

On 5/16/06, Paul Howarth <paul at> wrote:
> Stephen Smalley wrote:
> > On Tue, 2006-03-14 at 10:29 +0000, Paul Howarth wrote:
> >> Is there any documentation anywhere on including SELinux Policy Modules
> >> in packages (e.g. for Extras) in FC5? For instance, is there a directory
> >> where modules can be dropped into so that they get picked up
> >> aotomatically? Where should they live?
> >

> This rather defeats the purpose of having the separate -policy package,
> since I need to use restorecon to fix the file contexts at post-install
> time in case both packages are installed in the same transaction (a
> likely scenario). I could do this equally well using a single package,
> but it's untidy (I have to specify the pathnames that need non-standard
> contexts in both the .fc policy file and as an argument to restorecon in
> %post). I really prefer the separate package solution, but I think that
> would need changes in rpm, which might be hard to get done.
> Any thoughts?

An ugly ugly ugly fix might be to have a triggerpost that does a
restorecon/setcon on the files when the parent package is installed.
That way it ensures the package is reset correctly. Again ugly and
might not work.

> Paul.
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Stephen J Smoogen.
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