Fedora buildsys and SELinux

Bill Nottingham notting at redhat.com
Thu Apr 17 03:23:47 UTC 2008

James Morris (jmorris at namei.org) said: 
> > You cannot create files in a chroot of a context not known by the
> > host policy. This means that if your host is running RHEL 5, you are
> > unable to compose any trees/images/livecds with SELinux enabled for
> > later releases.
> Ok, that's what I suspected.
> One of the possible plans for this is to allow a process to run in a 
> separate policy namespace, and probably also utilize namespace support in 
> general.
> This is non-trivial and needs more analysis.

Incidentally, this is also one of the blockers for policy-in-packages,
rather than a monolithic one.


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