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Re: Process for creating Fedora selinux-policy packages



On Mon, 2007-01-08 at 15:49 -0500, Daniel J Walsh wrote:
> Richard Fearn wrote:
> > Hello,
> >
> > Due to an SELinux bug I reported in August, I've been tyring to 
> > understand the selinux-policy packages to see how they're built. I 
> > understand the principle of taking the upstream refpolicy, modifying 
> > it and building the Fedora-specific packages. However, I'm struggling 
> > to see where the refpolicy is coming from.
> >
> > For example, as I write this, the latest FC6 selinux-policy package 
> > pushed to the repositories is 2.4.6-1. According to the "sources" file 
> > in CVS, this package is built using serefpolicy-2.4.6.tgz. If I get 
> > serefpolicy-2.4.6.tgz from the lookaside repository then the VERSION 
> > file in it says 20061018. However, the contents of 
> > serefpolicy-2.4.6.tgz differ a great deal from the "official" 20061018 
> > version of the reference policy from Tresys.
> >
> > I could understand it if the Fedora selinux-policy packages were 
> > directly based on the 20061018 version of the refpolicy from Tresys, 
> > but there seems to be an intermediate stage of development that 
> > produces the serefpolicy-2.x.x.tgz files in the lookaside repository.
> >
> > My question is: is there a CVS repository somewhere for a "Fedora 
> > reference policy", that is used to build all these serefpolicy files?
> >
> The numbering is being done by me.  I am just taking CVS dumps off of 
> tresys policy and applying patches.  When I update to the latest policy 
> from Tresys.  I build my own policy tarball off of the current cvs/svn 
> version and apply my patch.  Treysys at some later time releases a 
> version with the date you have.  So it is difficult to match up my 
> release with what tresys is releasing.

Hmmm...possibly you could save the svn revision number from their svn
tree, either as a file in the tarball or as part of the package version
or release number, so that one could easily find the specific svn
revision it matches?

-- 
Stephen Smalley
National Security Agency


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