ldconfig hanging

Daniel J Walsh dwalsh at redhat.com
Wed Dec 22 15:14:16 UTC 2004

rich turner wrote:

>i am somewhat of a newbie at selinux so forgive some of my ignorance. i
>am using fc3 and have created a filesystem using ramdev. in this
>filesystem i have put a bunch of files, some executables, and would like
>to update ld.so.cache in this filesystem by running "ldconfig -r /mnt",
>where /mnt is the mount point of the ramdev.
>if i put the running systems /etc/ld.so.cache into /mnt/etc/ld.so.cache
>then the system hangs when running "ldconfig -r /mnt". however, if i
>dont include the systems /etc/ld.so.cache into /mnt and then run
>ldconfig, it succeeds.
>i believe this has something to do with selinux because if i boot with
>"selinux=0" then it doesnt seem to be an issue either way.
>it also appears /etc/ld.so.cache is being handled in some way by selinux
>because there is an entry in
>i realize the short answer is to not include ld.so.cache in my ramdev,
>but i would like to know why this is actually happening.
>anyone have any suggestions?
What is your log file showing?  SELinux reports errors in 
/var/log/messages with AVC prefix.


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