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Bug 157182 - Missing option to fixfiles in rc.sysinit
Summary: Missing option to fixfiles in rc.sysinit
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: initscripts
Version: 4
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Bill Nottingham
QA Contact: Brock Organ
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2005-05-08 19:25 UTC by Mathieu Chouquet-Stringer
Modified: 2014-03-17 02:53 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

Fixed In Version: 8.11-1
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2005-05-09 20:08:25 UTC

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Description Mathieu Chouquet-Stringer 2005-05-08 19:25:16 UTC
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Description of problem:
On reboot, if /.autorelabel exists or if the kernel command line contains autorelabel, rc.sysinit will call the relabel_selinux function and will run fixfiles with the following options:
/sbin/fixfiles -F relabel > /dev/null 2>&1

Issue is the command line arguments for fixfiles have changed between FC3 (policycoreutils-1.18.1-2.12) and FC4T2 (policycoreutils-1.23.7-1):
* in FC3, the man page reads:
-F     Dont prompt for removal of /tmp directory.

* while in FC4T2:
-F     Force  reset  of  context to match file_context for customizable files
-f     Dont prompt for removal of /tmp directory.

Bottom line is, if you boot with autorelabel or /.autorelabel, fixfiles will prompt you for /tmp relabeling. STDOUT and STDERR being redirected to /dev/null, one won't see the actual message...

Simple fix is to add -f to the command line (not sure if -F is intended there).

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. touch /.autorelabel or pass autorelabel to the kernel
2. (re)boot
3. wait for fixfiles

Additional info:

Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2005-05-09 18:54:20 UTC
Will be in 8.11-1. Dan, is this going to be needed for other releases - is the
policycoreutils change going to be backported?

Comment 2 Daniel Walsh 2005-05-09 20:05:08 UTC
Eventually.  For U2 probably.  I can avoid this change, if necessary.  We
changed the -F to be consistant with restorecon and setfiles.  Didn't know it
was being used.  Sorry.


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