Bug 120375 - policy-sources %post script should pass -W options to make.
policy-sources %post script should pass -W options to make.
Status: CLOSED RAWHIDE
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: policy (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Daniel Walsh
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Reported: 2004-04-08 01:12 EDT by Aleksey Nogin
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:10 EST (History)
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Fixed In Version: 1.10.1-5
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Last Closed: 2004-05-10 14:03:38 EDT
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Description Aleksey Nogin 2004-04-08 01:12:26 EDT
The %post script in the policy-sources package should pass -W options
to make in order to force rebuilding of the policies. Otherwise the
following interesting scenario becomes possible:

1) User installs policy-sources-xxx
2) Red Hat builds a newer policy-sources-yyy package
3) User makes some local mods and rebuilds local policy files.
4) User upgrades to Red Hat's newer policy-sources-yyy package.

Expected:
- policy files should be fully rebuilt

Actual:
- make assumes that the local policy files (timestamped (3) ) are
newer than the "just upgraded" policy source files (timestamped (2) )
and does not do a proper rebuild.
- if the user is "especially lucky", then it could happen that
policy.conf gets rebuilt, but file_contexts is not (or vice versa),
resulting in file_context being invalid w.r.t. the loaded policy.
Comment 1 Daniel Walsh 2004-04-08 08:45:56 EDT
Good point.  Fixed in policy-1.10.1-5
Comment 2 Aleksey Nogin 2004-04-11 14:16:42 EDT
The current "-W /etc/security/selinux/src/policy/users" is probably
sufficient to make sure that policy.conf is rebuilt, but what about
file_contexts?
Comment 3 Daniel Walsh 2004-04-12 07:51:10 EDT
file_contexts is rebuild when policy is rebuilt.

Dan

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