bluetooth on FC5

Charles-Edouard Ruault ce at
Wed Apr 26 10:14:57 UTC 2006

Hi All,

i've compiled and installed kdebluetooth on my Fedora ppc distro, i'm 
trying to get the stuff working and i'm getting the following problems 
related to SELinux:

When i want to browse a device which is not yet paired with the laptop 
i'm getting errors, because hcid is denied a few filesystem operations:

audit(1146044994.917:786): avc:  denied  { create } for  pid=1836 
comm="hcid" name="bluetooth" scontext=system_u:system_r:bluetooth_t:s0 
tcontext=system_u:object_r:var_lib_t:s0 tclass=dir

I've then straced hcid and found out that it's trying to create a 
directory /var/lib/bluetooth and that this operation is being denied ( 
thus the above log ).
I've manually created the directory:
mkdir -p /var/lib/bluetooth/
and then
chcon system_u:object_r:bluetooth_var_lib_t bluetooth

and now everything's fine.
So i guess two things could be done in order to fix this :

1) allow hcid to create a dir in /var/lib ( i.e add this to the policy : 
allow bluetooth_t var_lib_t:dir create; )
2) during installation of the bluetooth packages, create the 
/var/lib/bluetooth directory and tag it properly.

Charles-Edouard Ruault
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