Root unable to change services on F8

Daniel J Walsh dwalsh at
Wed May 21 15:48:42 UTC 2008

Adam Huffman wrote:
> Recently I've been unable to start/stop services when running su -
> root in a terminal of an X session.
> The error I see is:
> service certmaster status
> env: /etc/init.d/certmaster: Permission denied
> In permissive mode, the command succeeds.  In that terminal root is:
> unconfined_u:unconfined_r:unconfined_t:SystemLow-SystemHigh
> If I login as root on the console, the command succeeds.  However, I
> prefer not to do that too often as it sometimes causes X to crash.
> On the console, root is
> system_u:system_r:unconfined_t
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Check the context on /etc/init.d/certmaster

restorecon -R -v /etc/init.d/certmaster

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