Confused about /var/www contexts

Jason L Tibbitts III tibbs at
Wed May 28 01:33:50 UTC 2008

I'm trying to understand why, on an updated F8 machine with
selinux-policy-3.0.8-101.fc8.noarch and
selinux-policy-targeted-3.0.8-101.fc8.noarch, /var/www/blah/cgi-bin
doesn't end up as httpd_sys_script_exec_t.

semanage fcontext -l says (among many other lines, of course):
  /var/www/[^/]*/cgi-bin(/.*)?  all files  system_u:object_r:httpd_sys_script_exec_t:s0

and yet:
  > sudo restorecon -R -v /var/www
  > ls -lZ /var/www/blah
  drwxr-xr-x  root root unconfined_u:object_r:httpd_sys_content_t:s0 cgi-bin/

Am I misinterpreting the semanage output above?  Is it possible that
the following line, which appears earlier in the semanage output, is overriding?
  /var/www(/.*)?      all files        system_u:object_r:httpd_sys_content_t:s0

 - J<

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