Getting started with Fedora SE Linux

Paul Howarth paul at
Mon Aug 8 16:19:38 UTC 2005

Craig Burrell wrote:
>  Hello, all.
>  I have recently installed Fedora Core 3 and begun exploring the SE
> Linux security model.  I have a number of questions, but perhaps I'll
> begin with something simple.
>  I have been reading Bill McCarty's book on SE Linux (O'Reilly), which
> is written for Fedora Core 2.  He makes frequent reference to files
> (*.fc and *.te files, for instance) in the source directory
> (/etc/security/selinux/src/).  In my installation, however, I don't
> have that directory, nor can I find elsewhere on my system any of the
> files to which he refers.
>  Have I made an error in my installation, or is Fedora Core 3 that
> different from Core 2?  Where in my installation are the security
> policy source files to be kept?

Install the packages selinux-policy-targeted-sources and/or 

The sources will then be in directories:

The "targeted" policy is the default policy in FC3 and FC4.


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