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Re: How to get an SELinux policy change

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Jerry James wrote:
> I'm working on getting GCL to run again.  The current Debian patch
> (which is enormous) fixes most problems, but not the long-running
> SELinux problem that GCL has had.  I took a hint from a thread on this
> list a couple of months ago.  I let make run until it crashed due to a
> denied mprotect() call, did chcon -t java_exec_t on the binaries, and
> restarted the make.  It completed successfully.  I can patch the
> makefile to do the chcon call in the right place, but I'm worried
> about getting the right security context on installation now.  First,
> is using java_exec_t in this way acceptable?  Second, if so, how do I
> ask for Fedora's policy to reflect that: bugzilla, request on this
> list, some other list?  Thanks,
You can get the context of the final destination of the file using

chcon `matchpathcon -n /usr/bin/gcl` LOCALPATH/gcl

Which seems to be a fine way of doing. this.

Of course I am guessing that gcl is the name of the executable.
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