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Re: /etc/login.defs created as /etc/login.defs.rpmnew



On Thu, 2010-01-07 at 08:28 -0500, Matthew Saltzman wrote: 
> On Thu, 2010-01-07 at 16:31 +1030, Tim wrote: 
> > On Wed, 2010-01-06 at 17:40 +1100, Cameron Simpson wrote:
> > > The best approach is usually to identify your own change, make the
> > > same change in the .rpmnew file, then mv the .rpmnew file into place.
> > 
> > What about SELinux issues when you mv instead of create new files?
> 
> I conjecture that it's not a problem in this case, as the perms are the
> same for the new and old files: 
> 
> $ ls -lZ /etc/login.defs*
> -rw-r--r--. root root system_u:object_r:etc_t:s0       /etc/login.defs
> -rw-r--r--. root root system_u:object_r:etc_t:s0       /etc/login.defs.rpmnew
> 

Should also have pointed out that running restorecon after mv would
solve any such problems, at least for these system files.

-- 
                Matthew Saltzman

Clemson University Math Sciences
mjs AT clemson DOT edu
http://www.math.clemson.edu/~mjs


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