selinux throwing incomprehensible errors when trying to run GoogleEardh

Andrew Haley aph at
Mon Jul 26 09:48:05 UTC 2010

On 07/26/2010 06:27 AM, Claude Jones wrote:
> It seems to be saying that the directory access requested requires 
> labeling as usr_t, but its current type is usr_t -- it requires 
> usr_t but it's currently labeled usr_t -- there appears to 
> confusion here on the part of Selinux, no? I've tried applying the 
> recommended fix, but the recommended fix just resets the labelling 
> to what it already is, and I'm going round in circles
> Summary:
> SELinux is preventing /opt/google-earth/googleearth-bin "execmod" 
> access to
> /opt/google-earth/
> Detailed Description:
> SELinux denied access requested by /opt/google-earth/googleearth-
> bin.
> /opt/google-earth/googleearth-bin is mislabeled.
> /opt/google-earth/googleearth-bin default SELinux type is usr_t, 
> but its current
> type is usr_t. Changing this file back to the default type, may 
> fix your
> problem.

There's a discussion and a fix at

This seems to have been fixed in 2009, so I don't know why you're seeing
it now.


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