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Re: SELinux - copying ISO file content



Jon Masters wrote:
> On Fri, 2008-10-03 at 09:13 -0400, Daniel J Walsh wrote:
> 
>>> $ mount -o loop Fedora-9-i386-DVD.iso /mnt
>>>
>>> And then one might legitimately expect to be able to copy the content
>>> of /mnt over to e.g. /somewhere/fedora/9/i386 for NFS installs. But
>>> suppose that one is running SELinux in enforcing mode, then this will
>>> fail because the contexts differ in this operation. Then, one will
>>> likely quickly become severely annoyed and frustrated with SELinux,
>>> simply setting it permissive for the duration of the operation...
> 
>> Why would the copy fail?  cp should just work and set the files to the
>> context of the destination directory.  If this fails it is a bug.
> 
> Ok, so there's a bug there then. Copying files from within an ISO image
> was kind of the last straw in my willingness to keep SELinux enabled. It
> hinders me at almost every turn from doing useful things with a Linux
> desktop - I'm constantly amazed that Fedora persists in defaulting it
> enabled, but that's a whole other rant.
> 
> Jon.
> 
What error messages did you see when you did the cp command?


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