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Re: selinux breaks revisor



Valent Turkovic wrote:
2008/1/22 Jesse Keating <jkeating redhat com>:
On Tue, 22 Jan 2008 13:29:03 +0100
"Valent Turkovic" <valent turkovic gmail com> wrote:

I tested revisor and wanted to make an up to date version of Fedora 8
Live CD - but selinux put a stop to that.
Selinux is not going to work at all for things like revisor (and
pungi/livecd-creator).  Both make use of chroots to install packages
into, and in certain cases you can wind up causing lots of harm to your
host system (installing a new policy in the chroot will actually cause
that policy to activate on the running kernel and then you have policy
that doesn't match labels, watch the fun!).

It is strongly recommended that you disable SELinux or at least put it
in permissive if you're going to be doing composes.

Is there a was to make selinux aware of that or atleast put a
notification window saying that you need to disable selinux in order
to use revisor?

Revisor could be aware of SELinux and provide a warning, SELinux cannot do this.

One more issue for removing selinux as I said in an earlier thread :)
Selinux breaks features by desing and in a bad way, and I as a user
see more trouble from selinux than it is worth (just MHO).

Your dissatisfaction with SELinux has been duly noted by the list, you are free to disable it. However, we would prefer contributions to make the distribution more robust and smooth out the bumps rather than disabling the technology. Your choice.

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John Dennis <jdennis redhat com>


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