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Re: invalid context: httpd_sys_content_rw_t

On Fri, 2009-03-13 at 05:10 -0400, Braden McDaniel wrote:
> I'm trying to let httpd write to a subdirectory of ~/public_html and I'm
> running into SELinux errors on Fedora 10.  The error message directs me
> to "man httpd_selinux", which describes several context types.  Of
> these, httpd_sys_content_rw_t sounds like what I want; however, chcon
> doesn't seem to know about it:
>         $ chcon -R httpd_sys_content_rw_t mydir
>         chcon: invalid context: httpd_sys_content_rw_t

You would need to use the "-t" option to specify just the type without
specifying a full security context.  But you should be able to just run:
	restorecon -v mydir

> And FWIW, the "Fix Command" offered by the SELinux error message
> ("setsebool -P httpd_unified=1") doesn't seem to help, either.
> How do I need to massage SELinux to make this work?

Stephen Smalley
National Security Agency

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