apt-get doesn't support SELinux (Was Re: portmap)

Jared W. Robinson jwr at xmission.com
Wed Feb 2 23:38:29 UTC 2005

As an FYI, apt-get doesn't support SELinux. I didn't know that until now.

- Jared

On Wed, Feb 02, 2005 Daniel J Walsh wrote:
> >
> > I installed the FC3 machine from scratch, and it was running for
> > some time without problems in targeted mode. [...] But looking at it
> > today, many libraries in the /lib directory had the wrong contexts.
> > I wonder if using apt-get and freshrpms or the Dag Wieers rpms had
> > anything to do with the "degradation" of my system.
> apt-get does not have the SELinux port, so any RPM that you installed
> would get the default context for the directory that it was installed
> in. Yum and rpm support SELinux but apt does not. (We don't ship apt so
> I don't get a chance to change it. You might find a SELinux version of
> it available from debian.)

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