F13: Empathy stop working after 'yum update'

Christofer C. Bell christofer.c.bell at gmail.com
Wed Jul 21 21:25:27 UTC 2010

On Wed, Jul 21, 2010 at 7:28 AM, Marco Guazzone
<marco.guazzone at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 21, 2010 at 2:05 PM, Rahul Sundaram <metherid at gmail.com> wrote:
> > On 07/21/2010 05:31 PM, Marco Guazzone wrote:
> >> Hello,
> >>
> >> After having successfully completed 'yum update', empathy stop working well.
> >>
> >> Specifically, once executed, it does not show in the Gnome
> >> notification area even it appears in the process list.
> >>
> >> I attach a log file created with empathy-debugger.
> >>
> >> Note: I use empathy for chatting with gtalk.
> >>
> >
> > https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=616506
> >
> > Try,  yum downgrade empathy
> >
> Thanks!

There is now a working temporary solution in the bug report Rahul
indicated.  You can run this command:

chcon -t bin_t /usr/libexec/mission-control*  /usr/libexec/telepathy*

To get the software working again (this fixed it for me, as well).
There is an SE Linux policy fix now in updates pending.

I'm interested, however, in the last question asked in that bug report:

 Dawid Zamirski      2010-07-21 16:08:13 EDT


I'm just wondering one thing - how come I was affected by this selinux issue
when I have selinux set to permissive mode? Shouldn't it be just logged by the
setrobleshooter and keep empathy running? Is selinux still blocking some stuff
even when in permissive mode?


Does anyone here have some insight with regards that question?


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