dump/restore (or "star") and SELinux problems

Tony Nelson tonynelson at georgeanelson.com
Fri Apr 28 13:48:15 UTC 2006

At 7:37 AM -0400 4/28/06, Stephen Smalley wrote:
>On Thu, 2006-04-27 at 19:19 -0700, Kayvan A. Sylvan wrote:
>> On Thu, Apr 27, 2006 at 12:54:57PM -0400, Stephen Smalley wrote:
>> >
>> > Did you try following the instructions in the SELinux FAQ:
>> > http://fedora.redhat.com/docs/selinux-faq-fc5/#id2978236
>> >
>> > In particular, using -xattr and -H=exustar options.  -acl is specific to
>> > POSIX ACLs I believe.
>> I created the archive using the -xattr and -Hexustar options. With my
>> system up, I can restore it to a different directory and the files
>> are correctly labeled.
>> However, booted into the FC5 rescue mode, I get the following message for
>> every file:
>>   star: Can not setup security context for 'testfile'. Not created.
>> The files end up looking like this afterwards:
>> # ls -lZ
>> -rw-r--r--  root     root     system_u:object_r:unlabeled_t    testfile
>> So, it looks as if using dump/restore or "star", I have the same
>> inability to preserve security context. This is a practical problem for
>> me since I am wanting to recreate my partitions using an LVM.
>> Anyone have any other ideas?
>> Thanks for all the help so far!!!
>Can you add a comment to the existing bugzilla report for dump/restore,
>and add a new bug for star with this information, please?  Thanks.

BTW, the dump bug is bug #189845
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