Usage of /usr/share/selinux/packages

Paul Howarth paul at
Tue Jun 2 12:05:30 UTC 2009

KaiGai Kohei wrote:
> Daniel J Walsh wrote:
>> On 06/01/2009 07:44 PM, KaiGai Kohei wrote:
>>> In the latest selinux-policy package, I could find an empty directory
>>> at /usr/share/selinux/packages .
>>> What is the purpose? Is it intended to store policy packages installed
>>> by other RPMs (such as mod_selinux)?
>>> Thanks,
>> Yes the idea was to provide a location for third parties to put their PP
>> files.
> Hmm... Now, I provide two types of policy packages (targeted and mls).
> Do you have any guideline to deploy these files?
> For example, the mod_selinux installs its policy modules at:
>   /usr/share/selinux/targeted/mod_selinux.pp
>     and
>   /usr/share/selinux/mls/mod_selinux.pp
> If we put them on a single directory, it conflicts due to the name.

I think /usr/share/selinux/packages is a hangover from when packaging 
modules in RPMs was first being considered. The draft guidelines (which 
are old but still relevant) suggest that mod_selinux is doing the right 


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