how does rpm work under Selinux

James Z. Li at
Wed Jun 1 01:11:59 UTC 2005

On 5/31/05, Mike Hearn <mike at> wrote:
> On Tue, 31 May 2005 15:11:30 -0400, Stephen Smalley wrote:
> > rpm has been modified to set the security context on newly installed
> > files in accordance with the policy (based on the file_contexts
> > configuration).
> I thought RPMs could contain their own file contexts for each contained
> file, rather than relying on external regular expressions. Is this not the
> case? Was it ever the case? :)

I am also interested in this. Is it possible to have some kind of checklist
of file_context for each rpm package so that rpm will label each contained
file according to the checklist.

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