Making Fedora a contributer friendly environment (Re: Selinux and package guidelines)

David Woodhouse dwmw2 at
Wed May 9 12:17:56 UTC 2007

On Tue, 2007-05-08 at 12:19 +0200, Till Maas wrote:
> And the people that do not get enough help. I once asked how to get something 
> to work because of denied execmod. I got a response that it needs 
> text_rel_shlib_t or something similiar, but there was no help how to do this 
> correctly in a spec.

You're right; I think we need some better procedure for people to ask
for help -- and we need to _encourage_ them to ask for help.

For the specific case of SElinux problems, what I'd probably do myself
would be file a bug against my package and then assign (or at least Cc)
it to dwalsh. I wouldn't just ask on the fedora-devel mailing list -- is
that what you did?

I appreciate that my approach might not scale though, and he might not
thank me if I advocate it as a general solution :)

It would be very good to have a document addressing the things a package
maintainer might need to know when packaging software. It might already


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