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Bug 232652 - runcon shouldn't reorder parameters
Summary: runcon shouldn't reorder parameters
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: coreutils
Version: rawhide
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Ondrej Vasik
QA Contact:
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2007-03-16 14:52 UTC by Ulrich Drepper
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:11 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2007-10-29 11:54:20 UTC

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Description Ulrich Drepper 2007-03-16 14:52:47 UTC
Description of problem:
The runcon program reorders parameters since it uses the default getopt_long
setup.  But runcon differs from su here since su does not take a command and its
parameters on the command line.  Trying to run

  runcon -t unconfined_t /usr/sbin/prelink --no-update-cache some/binary

fails since --no-update-cache is no option for runcon.  But runcon shouldn't use
it in the first place.  Of course one can add -- as a parameter before the
program name but this is not how other programs with similar interface work,
they don't require this kind of knowledge from the user (strace, sh, ...).

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.echo 'int main(){return 0;}' > u.c
2.gcc -o u u.c
3.runcon -t unconfined_t /usr/sbin/prelink -N ./u
Actual results:
runcon: invalid option -- N

Expected results:

Additional info:
The solution is easy: add + as the first character in the option string of the
getopt_long call.  I very much doubt any script today depends on this level of
option reordering so it should not introduce any regression.

Comment 1 Jim Meyering 2007-03-18 18:25:25 UTC
Hi Uli,
Thanks for the report.  I've fixed it on the selinux branch, upstream:;a=commitdiff;h=9aee8e78ea

Comment 2 Ondrej Vasik 2007-10-29 11:54:20 UTC
Built as coreutils-6.9-9.fc9 , closing RAWHIDE

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