apt-get doesn't support SELinux (Was Re: portmap)
Jared W. Robinson
jwr at xmission.com
Thu Feb 3 22:35:36 UTC 2005
I was using apt from freshrpms, and I happen to figure out today
that the Fedora Extras version of apt supports SELinux. I've forwarded
your patch URL to the maintainer of freshrpms.
On Thu, Feb 03, 2005 at 11:29:54AM -0800, Gary Peck wrote:
> On Wed, Feb 02, 2005 at 04:38:29PM -0700, Jared W. Robinson wrote:
> > As an FYI, apt-get doesn't support SELinux. I didn't know that until now.
> Actually, apt-get has SELinux support in CVS, just not in the latest
> released version (0.5.15cnc6). Which version of apt-get are you running,
> and from which repository? I know that apt in Fedora Extras is using the
> CVS version, but I believe Dag's apt might still be at the last released
> BTW, the SELinux patch is available at
> It's pretty minor.
> > 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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