SElinux concerning symlink?

Mike mike.cloaked at
Thu Jul 24 21:11:45 UTC 2008

Craig White <craigwhite <at>> writes:

> > Hence there seems to be a bug in the SELinux policy on this issue? 
> ----
> I would doubt that.../opt is not a usual place for users $home
> directories and thus the policy for files in that tree would not be
> suitable for the method you are using.

You may well be right - I installed F9 on another machine where I have
the user areas in a pre-existing /home partition and this worked without

However there must be a way to work around the problem?

I know I could re-partition and make a new partition for /home and a 
separate partition for /opt - but that would be hard work at this stage.

Or I could in future make /home a partition and then make a subdirectory
/home/opt and symlink that to /opt - but that may then lead to other
problems that I have not come to at this stage using SELinux....

It seems that using SELinux opens up issues that I had never previously
though about... and if there is no easy workaround then I would be pushed
into switching off SELinux again which would be a shame.

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