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SELinux problem installing Awesome window manager

asked 2015-12-13 23:37:42 -0500

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After installing awesome wm packages:

  • awesome.x86_64
  • rancid-3.2-3.fc23.x86_64
  • vicious.noarch

SELinux is showing an error:

   The source process: useradd
Attempted this access: create
    On this directory: rancid

If you want to allow useradd to have create access on the rancid directory
Then you need to change the label on rancid
# semanage fcontext -a -t FILE_TYPE 'rancid'
where FILE_TYPE is one of the following: alsa_home_t, antivirus_home_t, audio_home_t, auth_home_t, cache_home_t, chrome_sandbox_home_t, config_home_t, cvs_home_t, data_home_t, dbus_home_t, fetchmail_home_t, gconf_home_t, git_user_content_t, gkeyringd_gnome_home_t, gnome_home_t, gpg_secret_t, gstreamer_home_t, home_bin_t, home_cert_t, httpd_user_content_t, httpd_user_htaccess_t, httpd_user_ra_content_t, httpd_user_rw_content_t, httpd_user_script_exec_t, icc_data_home_t, iceauth_home_t, irc_home_t, irc_tmp_t, irssi_home_t, kismet_home_t, krb5_home_t, krb5kdc_var_lib_t, local_login_home_t, mail_home_rw_t, mail_home_t, mail_spool_t, mandb_home_t, mozilla_home_t, mpd_home_t, mpd_user_data_t, mplayer_home_t, mysqld_home_t, openshift_cgroup_read_tmp_t, openshift_cron_tmp_t, openshift_rw_file_t, openshift_tmp_t, openshift_var_lib_t, polipo_cache_home_t, polipo_config_home_t, procmail_home_t, pulseaudio_home_t, rlogind_home_t, rssh_ro_t, rssh_rw_t, sandbox_file_t, screen_home_t, selinux_config_t, selinux_login_config_t, semanage_store_t, semanage_tmp_t, smsd_var_lib_t, spamc_home_t, speech-dispatcher_home_t, ssh_home_t, stapserver_var_lib_t, svirt_home_t, systemd_home_t, telepathy_cache_home_t, telepathy_data_home_t, telepathy_gabble_cache_home_t, telepathy_logger_cache_home_t, telepathy_logger_data_home_t, telepathy_mission_control_cache_home_t, telepathy_mission_control_data_home_t, telepathy_mission_control_home_t, telepathy_sunshine_home_t, texlive_home_t, thumb_home_t, tvtime_home_t, uml_ro_t, uml_rw_t, user_fonts_cache_t, user_fonts_config_t, user_fonts_t, user_home_dir_t, user_home_t, user_tmp_t, useradd_var_run_t, var_lib_t, virt_content_t, virt_home_t, vmware_conf_t, vmware_file_t, wine_home_t, wireshark_home_t, xauth_home_t, xdm_home_t. 

Then execute: 
restorecon -v 'rancid'

I guess the question is, which of those do I need to run the command and change the label on?

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I guess it is useradd_var_run_t. Wait for few more comments from experts here.

anishjp gravatar imageanishjp ( 2015-12-14 08:30:10 -0500 )edit

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answered 2015-12-14 14:32:11 -0500

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I was mistaken with the rancid package being associated with Awesome. I was thinking it was an additional library for awesome, but it is not. But in case anyone has a similar problem for a legitimate package, the useradd_var_run_t option from the list did the trick.

semanage fcontext -a -t useradd_var_run_t 'rancid'
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Glad you came right!

anishjp gravatar imageanishjp ( 2015-12-15 03:42:41 -0500 )edit

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