Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 13685
GUI install fails: "error opening security policy file"
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:37:56 EDT
During a graphical install of Winston Beta-3, the 3.3.6 X server loaded,
and the RedHat splash screen was briefly displayed. The following error
was then displayed:
error opening security policy file .../X11/xserver/SecurityPolicy
sending terminal signals
(sorry about the "..." above, it is only displayed briefly, so that's what
I was able to write down)
The machine then reboots, thus aborting the graphical install. This is a
machine with a Diamond Viper V550 (nVidia RIVA TNT).
Strangely enough, when using the .new-boot.img posted by Erik Troan today, I get
all the way to the language selection screen (past this bug). I'm surprised the
boot disk fixes this, but apparently that's the magic panacea for Beta-3. :-)
...I noticed, at the end of a successful graphical install, that the above
security policy file error IS still appearing on VT1. I guess that means this
bug (the sudden reboot during installation) was caused by something else that
was broken with Beta-3 but fixed by Erik's updated boot disk.
This message has been existence since (IIRC) 6.1 beta. It's basically due to
the fact that a full install of XFree isn't included in the install image. I
can't find the original bug report that I filed on this then with a quick
Yes; the security policy thing is a red herring. Does
the *crash* persists with beta4 or later?
No, the crash does not happen with Pinstripe Beta-5. However, the security
policy file error is still there in that release.
It's not really a problem with the install, as it doesn't
affect normal operation.
*** Bug 15697 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***