Firefox 3.6.4 and SElinux (F12)

Bill Davidsen davidsen at
Mon Jun 28 15:08:45 UTC 2010

GianPiero Puccioni wrote:
> Hi,
> I just downloaded and installed in /usr/local Firefox 3.6.4 on a F12 and when I try to run
> it it gives a SElinux error:
> SELinux denied access requested by /usr/local/firefox/firefox-bin.
> /usr/local/firefox/firefox-bin is mislabeled.
> /usr/local/firefox/firefox-bin defaultSELinux type is usr_t,
> but its current type is usr_t.
> I don't understand the "It's usr_t but it should be usr_t"
> I tried the suggestion of  "/sbin/restorecon '/usr/local/firefox/firefox-bin'"
> but It doesn't change anything. The old firefox had exactly the same type and it still works.
> It's a standard updated F12 and runs kernel and
> selinux-policy-3.6.32-118.fc12 (I also still have the firefox-3.5.10-1.fc12 installed)
> Any advice?
Relabel /usr/local if /usr/bin/firefox works. Sounds like you pulled this 
version from some other repo. The labeling may be wrong on the directory. 
Perhaps whoever supplied this version can help you, the one from the Fedora repo 
(firefox-3.6.4-1.fc13.x86_64.rpm) went in the right place and works for me.

Bill Davidsen <davidsen at>
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