the labeling procedure
gyurdiev at redhat.com
Mon Jun 27 16:13:41 UTC 2005
> When I run #make relabel, /home gets labeled as default_t. However, when I
> run #/sbin/restorecon /home, /home gets labeled as home_root_t. This
> confuses me, since according to the O'Reilly book both commands refer to
> /src/policy/file_contexts/file_contexts. Where else might /sbin/restorecon
> be getting its information from?
Not sure, but I thought make relabel skipped /home entirely.
> Furthermore, I notice that /src/policy/file_contexts/file_contexts does not
> contain the string home_root_t. I suppose that home_root_t comes from the
> homedir_template file during the Make process, but then why doesn't #make
> relabel correctly label /home?
That sounds like a bug, but I'm not seeing the same thing on rawhide.
Then again, I run strict policy.
home_root_t goes into file_contexts.homedirs
(and that gets created from the template)
> I also notice that my context/files/file_contexts file is stale. Doing
> #make relabel or #make reload doesn't update it.
I think that was fixed in rawhide.
Try make install?
> Does this file ever get
> referenced anyway, since all the relabeling utilities seem to use
> /src/policy/file_contexts/file_contexts instead?
Nothing should be using that file, except
things involved in installing the policy sources.
> If it does get used, who
> uses it? And how can I be sure it gets updated to match
make load *should* be sufficient, but you
might be seeing a bug - try make install.
> Any help in demystifying the file labeling procedure is appreciated!
Hopefully others on this list can help you more, but basically,
everything should be using contexts/files/file_contexts, and
the file_contexts.homedirs. Nothing should be using the src file -
that's strictly policy sources.
More information about the fedora-selinux-list