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Bug 1511425 - what is the purpose of _selinux man page?
Summary: what is the purpose of _selinux man page?
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7
Classification: Red Hat
Component: policycoreutils
Version: 7.5
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: rc
: ---
Assignee: Vit Mojzis
QA Contact: Milos Malik
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2017-11-09 10:22 UTC by Milos Malik
Modified: 2019-02-27 14:06 UTC (History)
9 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2019-02-27 14:06:36 UTC
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Description Milos Malik 2017-11-09 10:22:56 UTC
Description of problem:
* there is a _selinux man page which does not say much, but it mentions svirt
* certain man pages are generated, is it possible that some pattern/variable was not expanded during the man page generation?

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:
* always

Steps to Reproduce:
# yum -y install selinux-policy-doc
# man _selinux

Comment 1 Milos Malik 2017-11-09 10:25:11 UTC
_selinux(8)				SELinux Policy				    _selinux(8)

       _selinux - Security Enhanced Linux Policy for the  processes

       _t SELinux domain type is now associated with svirt domain type (svirt_t).

       Please see


       man page for more details.

       semanage fcontext can also be used to manipulate default file context mappings.

       semanage permissive can also be used to manipulate whether or not a process type is per‐

       semanage module can also be used to enable/disable/install/remove policy modules.

       system-config-selinux is a GUI tool available to customize SELinux policy settings.

       This manual page was auto-generated using sepolicy manpage .

       selinux(8),   svirt(8),	 semanage(8),	restorecon(8),	  chcon(1),    sepolicy(8)    ,
       svirt_kvm_net_selinux(8),       svirt_kvm_net_selinux(8),      svirt_lxc_net_selinux(8),
       svirt_lxc_net_selinux(8),     svirt_qemu_net_selinux(8),	     svirt_qemu_net_selinux(8),
       svirt_socket_selinux(8),		 svirt_socket_selinux(8),	  svirt_tcg_selinux(8),

					    17-07-10				    _selinux(8)

Comment 2 Milos Malik 2017-11-09 15:08:34 UTC
# rm -f /tmp/*.8
# ls -l /tmp/*.8
ls: cannot access /tmp/*.8: No such file or directory
# sepolicy manpage -d httpd_t
# ls -l /tmp/*.8
-rw-r--r--. 1 root root    24 Nov  9 16:06 /tmp/apache_selinux.8
-rw-r--r--. 1 root root 36281 Nov  9 16:06 /tmp/httpd_selinux.8
-rw-r--r--. 1 root root  1051 Nov  9 16:06 /tmp/_selinux.8

Comment 3 Milos Malik 2017-11-09 15:12:53 UTC
# rm -f /tmp/*.8
# ls -l /tmp/*.8
ls: cannot access /tmp/*.8: No such file or directory
# sepolicy manpage -d svirt_t
# ls -l /tmp/*.8
-rw-r--r--. 1 root root 1082 Nov  9 16:12 /tmp/_selinux.8
-rw-r--r--. 1 root root 9975 Nov  9 16:12 /tmp/svirt_selinux.8

Comment 4 Zdenek Pytela 2019-02-27 14:06:36 UTC
This issue was not selected to be included in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.7 because it is seen either as low or moderate impact to a small number of use-cases. The next release will be in Maintenance Support 1 Phase, which means that qualified Critical and Important Security errata advisories (RHSAs) and Urgent Priority Bug Fix errata advisories (RHBAs) may be released as they become available.

We will now close this issue, but if you believe that it qualifies for the Maintenance Support 1 Phase, please re-open; otherwise, we recommend moving the request to Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 if applicable.

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