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two selinux config files in Fedora 18

asked 2013-01-18 00:04:08 -0600

Mohan G gravatar image

updated 2014-09-28 11:44:29 -0600

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Hi, In my fresh fedora-18 installation, there are two different selinux config files: /etc/selinux/config and /etc/sysconfig/selinux. I normally disable selinux in /etc/sysconfig/selinux and it use to work till F-16, since /etc/sysconfig/selinux is a soft link to /etc/selinux/config. But, in F-18 they are two different files and my changes to /etc/sysconfig/selinux are not reflecting in selinux status. Only changes in /etc/sysconfig/selinux are reflecting in selinux status.

Is this a bug ?


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I'm curious - why are you disabling SELinux?

randomuser gravatar imagerandomuser ( 2013-01-22 14:00:56 -0600 )edit

Disabling it entirely is a really big hammer where a screwdriver would do. Pipe the relevant reports in /var/log/audit/audit.log to audit2why and it'll probably tell you what boolean needs to be switched to allow the desired behavior, or the context to be applied, etc. Changing the policy to allow only the desired activity is just as simple as disabling it entirely, once you know how.

randomuser gravatar imagerandomuser ( 2013-02-04 02:27:27 -0600 )edit

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answered 2013-01-18 03:49:05 -0600

domg472 gravatar image

/etc/sysconfig/selinux should be a softlink to /etc/selinux/config:

# cat /etc/fedora-release
Fedora release 18 (Spherical Cow)
# ls -alZ /etc/sysconfig/selinux
lrwxrwxrwx. root root system_u:object_r:etc_t:s0       /etc/sysconfig/selinux -> ../selinux/config
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answered 2013-02-07 08:31:31 -0600

Dan Walsh gravatar image

/etc/sysconfig/selinux should be a link. /etc/selinux/config is the correct file to edit.

The F18 box I checked had it as a symlink.

What does

rpm -qV selinux-policy


Anyone know why owncloud says to disable SELinux?

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