Bug 1007232 - rules file moved but /etc/audit/audit.rules still referenced in init file
rules file moved but /etc/audit/audit.rules still referenced in init file
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: audit (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Steve Grubb
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2013-09-12 03:37 EDT by David Juran
Modified: 2015-02-18 06:13 EST (History)
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Description David Juran 2013-09-12 03:37:58 EDT
Description of problem:
In Fedora 19, the rules file seem to be /etc/audit/rules.d/audit.rules

[djuran@localhost ~]$ rpm -qlc audit|grep rules

But the init file still references the old /etc/audit/audit.rules

[djuran@localhost ~]$ sudo grep ExecStartPost /usr/lib/systemd/system/auditd.service 
ExecStartPost=-/sbin/auditctl -R /etc/audit/audit.rules

This is confusing and if one adds rules to /etc/audit/rules.d/audit.rules, they will not be used

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How reproducible:
Every time

Steps to Reproduce:
1. add rules to /etc/audit/rules.d/audit.rules
2. restart
3. Note how your rules aren't used
Comment 1 Steve Grubb 2013-09-14 10:43:50 EDT
This is intentional. The spec file will make a copy of /etc/audit/rules.d/audit.rules to /etc/audit/audit.rules if the file doesn't exist. Auditctl still loads /etc/audit/audit.rules. 

However, if you want to use the augenrules program, then you must set it up. augenrules is what uses the /etc/audit/rules.d directory. Its disabled by default so that anyone existing rules will not get overwritten. To use augenrules, you have to go into the auditd.service file and uncomment the augenrules line and copy the resulting file to the correct place in /etc.

I updated the auditd.8 man page to link it to the augenrules.8 man page so that this is more clear.
Comment 2 Steve Grubb 2013-09-14 10:49:25 EDT
Docs updated in upstream commit 880.
Comment 3 David Juran 2013-09-16 07:31:40 EDT
In that case, shouldn't the audit rpm own the file /etc/audit/audit.rules?
Comment 4 Steve Grubb 2013-09-16 08:57:45 EDT
The spec file has:

%attr(750,root,root) %dir /etc/audit/rules.d

That should have done the trick.
Comment 5 David Juran 2013-09-16 09:13:54 EDT
That one is fine, it's the "old" file /etc/audit/audit.rules that is missing from the rpm.

So something along the lines of 
%config(noreplace) %attr(640,root,root) /etc/audit/audit.rules
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