Can't use new users?

Stephen Smalley sds at
Fri Sep 2 18:10:55 UTC 2005

On Fri, 2005-09-02 at 10:37 -0700, Ben wrote:
> So last night I installed FC3, added Fedora Extras, and did a yum 
> update. Now I can't use any new users. Behold:
> [root at dumont ~]# adduser nagios
> [root at dumont ~]# su - nagios
> Your default context is user_u:system_r:unconfined_t.
> Do you want to choose a different one? [n]
> could not open session
> /var/log/messages has this to say about it:
> Sep  2 17:34:21 dumont su[6229]: Warning!  Could not relabel /dev/pts/4 
> with user_u:object_r:devpts_t, not relabeling.Operation not permitted
> Something doesn't seem quite right, but I'm not sure what I'm missing. 
> Here's are the selinux packages I've got installed: avc messages in /var/log/messages prior to the warning?

Is it repeatable after /usr/sbin/setenforce 0?

Stephen Smalley
National Security Agency

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