SE Linux installer changes needed - was Re: /etc/ and FC4T3

Peter Jones pjones at
Mon May 16 17:36:55 UTC 2005

On Tue, 2005-05-17 at 01:44 +1000, Russell Coker wrote:
> On Tuesday 17 May 2005 01:13, Peter Jones <pjones at> wrote:
> > > initrd.  Sure an initrd can support ext2 with labels, but that's not
> > > being done at the moment and such a significant change is unlikely to be
> > > made to the installer in a hurry.
> >
> > Anaconda has been using initramfs for boot media since November.  Are
> > you sure you mean initrd?
> That was my understanding of it, I thought that initrd=whatever for the boot 
> loaded made it use initrd.  Could you please give me a URL for the correct 
> information.

I don't have a url, but if you look at linux/init/initramfs.c, it
appears to just check the magic bytes for the filesystem in whatever you
pass it; if it's a cramfs image, it uses initramfs.

> > Regardless of that, why isn't's context getting set
> > correctly from the data in the glibc package?
> The cache file is created by ldconfig.  So it's not an issue of the glibc 
> package or RPM.  We could patch ldconfig to specifically request the context 
> we desire (using the same mechanism that rpm uses to determine the correct 
> file type), but that seems like a waste as such code would only be needed for 
> the install.

Why can't the glibc package provide a which simply indicates
no libraries?  This seems more correct to me, especially as it claims
ownership of the file.


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