F14, google-chrome won't launch after yum update [SOLVED]

Daniel J Walsh dwalsh at redhat.com
Mon Oct 3 13:35:54 UTC 2011

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On 10/01/2011 12:56 PM, jackson byers wrote:
> Daniel J Walsh replied
>> My goal is not to get into the blame game, but google-chrome
>> requires some strange access that I have never seen an app need
>> before. Basically an application chrome-sandbox needing to load
>> the the executable (not shared library) chrome which was not
>> compiled with PIC.  The latest chrome browser from beta release
>> requires mmap_zero, which is a very dangerous access that we will
>> not give.
>> If you do not want SELinux controlling chrome-sandbox you can
>> turn off the boolean unconfined_chrome_sandbox_transition
>> setsebool -P unconfined_chrome_sandbox_transition 0
> - [root at f14 ~]# setsebool -P unconfined_chrome_sandbox_transition
> 0 libsemanage.dbase_llist_set: record not found in the database (No
> such file or directory). libsemanage.dbase_llist_set: could not set
> record value (No such file or directory). Could not change boolean
> unconfined_chrome_sandbox_transition Could not change policy
> booleans
> so that failed; all greek to me.
>>> http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Chromium
>> The link above has a version of chrome, specially built for
>> Fedora which should work fine with SELinux.
> Daniel, I will keep this as a fallback solution
> ------- Lancebaynes87 replied
>> give this out with root: semanage fcontext -a  -s system_u  -t
>> usr_t /opt/google/chrome/chrome-sandbox restorecon -v
>> /opt/google/chrome/chrome-sandbox
> [root at f14 ~]# restorecon -v /opt/google/chrome/chrome-sandbox 
> restorecon reset /opt/google/chrome/chrome-sandbox context 
> system_u:object_r:chrome_sandbox_exec_t:s0->system_u:object_r:usr_t:s0
>  Now, chrome comes up!
> Thanks to Daniel for the explanation, even tho my understanding is
> weak-to-nil.
> Thanks to Lance for the fix!
> Jack

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