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Re: SELinux in guides [was: Self-Introduction: Eric Christensen]



On Sat, 2008-01-05 at 16:12 +0100, Bart Couvreur wrote:
> Op zaterdag 05-01-2008 om 09:56 uur [tijdzone -0500], schreef Paul W.
> Frields:
> 
> [snip]
> 
> > This is my fault -- I only made a F-8 branch for Marc when he started
> > working on this.  I haven't seen many commits lately, though -- there
> > are some changes to a couple paragraphs that mention graphical tools,
> > though, and some changes to the Fedora release numbers.  Marc, did you
> > find when you checked that everything else in the FAQ was still
> > applicable?  
> > 
> > I was hoping that more of Dan Walsh's material from the wiki[1] would be
> > prominently available in official docs, but do we want to:
> > 
> > 1.  ...incoprorate Walsh's work in the FAQ?
+ 1 but a lot of his work relates to how to achieve things where as the
faq gives brief examples but not to detailed.

> 
> Yes, this should definitely happen. There's a lot of stuff Walsh's
> written which explains most of SELinux.
> 
> > 2.  ...roll the FAQ into the Admin Guide and add Walsh's work there?
> > 3.  ...keep them separate?
> 
Keep it separate I think there should be a mention with a link from the
admin guide to the FAQ.

> I would like to keep them separate, it would bloat the AG too much. Once
> you start of with SELinux the amount of content gets tripled. And we
> don't really want people searching SELinux stuff to go through the whole
> AG to find what they need as SELinux sometimes affects a whole portion
> of the system.
> 
> > 4.  ...[other]?
> 
> Upgrade the FAQ to a more formal Guide? This includes a lot of intro,
> and why is SELinux what it is, but that would mostly be a rephrasing /
> styling of the content out there on the different wiki's, blogs, ...

Upgrade the FAQ to a formal guide seems like the best way to go.

I checked all the links and rearranged the words.  I couldn't add much
of Walsh's stuff into it because it didn't seem to fit.  There was a lot
of use case scenario's in Walsh's posts and while thats great for a
guide in a simple FAQ it would not explain it sufficiently it seemed so
I didn't add it into there.

The details in the FAQ still seem to work. I don't modify selinux to
much since I don't understand the scripting of it, I left those bits
alone since I couldn't verify or change anything in the guides.

Cheers,

Marc

P.S. If we are writing it as a guide can we talk to Walsh to get some
ideas on use cases?


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