Latest rawhide: lots of 'type' errors. No graphical login

Stephen Smalley sds at
Tue Sep 13 18:21:00 UTC 2005

On Tue, 2005-09-13 at 14:11 -0400, Stephen Smalley wrote:
> On Tue, 2005-09-13 at 10:44 -0700, Tom London wrote:
> > Running targeted/enforcing, latest rawhide.
> > 
> > Today's updates broke lots. Booting hangs with many messages about
> > 'invalid type' from file-contexts, etc.
> > 
> > Anyone seeing this or did I break something?
> Looks like libselinux is broken.  And in such a manner that it is
> looking in /etc/selinux/targeted regardless of what /etc/selinux/config
> says; I am getting similar errors on the _targeted_ file_contexts file
> on a machine that is supposed to be using strict policy after updating
> just now.  Dan?

Just to confirm, reverting to the upstream libselinux 1.26 (not the
patched one in Fedora) makes the system work again for me.  Looks like
there are two problems, one with respect to getting the policy type and
one with respect to context validation (the latter likely related to

Stephen Smalley
National Security Agency

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