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Bug 981740 - Cannot remove selinux
Summary: Cannot remove selinux
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: libsemanage
Version: 19
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Daniel Walsh
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2013-07-05 16:27 UTC by Scott Baker
Modified: 2013-07-24 03:23 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

Fixed In Version: libsemanage-2.1.10-6.fc19
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2013-07-24 03:23:43 UTC

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Description Scott Baker 2013-07-05 16:27:56 UTC
Description of problem:
I don't use selinux, I find it complicated problematic. In previous versions of Fedora, up to Fedora 18, I was able to yum remove selinux* and it would remove all selinux components. In Fedora 19, when I try that command it fails as it pulls in systemd as a dependency.

Before the answer is "just disable selinux, don't try and remove it" I'll tell you why I remove it, instead of disabling it. The "yum updates" for selinux components are large, and take a long time to install (updating all the file contexts?). Basically any selinux update really slows down my yum updates. Since I don't use it at all, I'd really like to be able to remove it completely.

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install F19
2. Try and yum remove selinux*

Actual results:
Fails due a systemd dependancy

Expected results:
It removes selinux

Comment 1 Daniel Walsh 2013-07-09 15:17:35 UTC
You should be able to remove


libsemanage grew a dependency on selinux-policy, which I will remove. and reverse it.  selinux-policy should rely on libsemanage.

Comment 2 Daniel Walsh 2013-07-09 15:19:35 UTC
fixed in libsemanage-2.1.10-6.fc19

Comment 3 Scott Baker 2013-07-09 16:43:02 UTC
You were right, I can remove selinux-policy-targeted, but not selinux-policy. We're halfway there.

Where can I get libsemanage-2.1.10-6.fc19 to test with?

Comment 4 Fedora Update System 2013-07-09 20:15:46 UTC
libsemanage-2.1.10-6.fc19 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 19.

Comment 5 Fedora Update System 2013-07-11 02:35:31 UTC
Package libsemanage-2.1.10-6.fc19:
* should fix your issue,
* was pushed to the Fedora 19 testing repository,
* should be available at your local mirror within two days.
Update it with:
# su -c 'yum update --enablerepo=updates-testing libsemanage-2.1.10-6.fc19'
as soon as you are able to.
Please go to the following url:
then log in and leave karma (feedback).

Comment 6 Fedora Update System 2013-07-24 03:23:43 UTC
libsemanage-2.1.10-6.fc19 has been pushed to the Fedora 19 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

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