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Re: Request to re-add option to disable SELinux - compromise



But there are numerous other justifications I could give, including my
personal belief that it's absolutely nuts to thrust SE Linux upon
unsuspecting Desktop users (who don't know what it is anyway) without
giving them the choice to turn it off.

If they don't know what it is, how are they supposed to decide to shut
it off or not?

Perhaps by way of a compromise it could be noted in the installation docs if you want to disable SELinux you should add "linux selinux=0" to the boot: line of the install CD. This would make the option available the same way that xfs/reiserfs/jfs are available. The user isn't confronted with it, but Linus[1] can then easily disable it at install time.

For this to work, anaconda would have to then pass the selinux=0 to grub.

Benefits:
* Users aren't confronted with dialog box they don't understand
* Power users that "know" they don't need/want selinux still have it available
* Only needs small change to anaconda
* All win

Drawbacks:
* Nonewhatsoever   ;)

-Jeff

[1] https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=439858


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