Everything got broken. selinux-policy-targeted-1.17.30-2.90

Omri Schwarz ocschwar at MIT.EDU
Wed Mar 30 16:53:04 UTC 2005

> On Wed, 2005-03-30 at 11:25 -0500, Omri Schwarz wrote:
> > drwxr-xr-x  root     root     system_u:object_r:home_root_t    etc
> Still wrong.  I take it that you have locally customized your policy
> sources?  Combined with the old genhomedircon and the fact that certain

Negative. At the very minimum, I have not intentionally 
customized the policy sources, although I wonder whether the 
Redhat Package Manager has in effect done that for me. 

> users like news have home directories under /etc in /etc/passwd, this
> could be the problem.  
# grep etc /etc/passwd
xfs:x:43:43:X Font Server:/etc/X11/fs:/sbin/nologin

None of these accounts have an inherent need for a homedir, 
unless I am mistaken. 

As you can see, no real users with directories in homedirs in /etc/,
but this system does get directory service from a legacy NIS server
that lives in Solaris land and cares nothing for such conventions
as real accounts starting in 500. 

I've just wiped the news account (no need for it), changed homedirs 
for the remaining three, and am running fixfiles restore. 

# /sbin/fixfiles restore
/usr/sbin/setfiles:  conflicting specifications for /etc/services and /var/spool/postfix/etc/services, using system_u:object_r:etc_t.
(dum dee dum).

Update to follow come next reboot. 

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