Bug 140635 - SELinux Targeted prevents Syslog from starting properly
Summary: SELinux Targeted prevents Syslog from starting properly
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Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: selinux-policy-targeted   
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Version: 3
Hardware: i386 Linux
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Assignee: Daniel Walsh
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Reported: 2004-11-23 22:01 UTC by Ed Holden
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:10 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-11-29 14:10:44 UTC
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dmesg output when SELinux is enabled with a targeted policy (13.81 KB, text/plain)
2004-11-24 15:02 UTC, Ed Holden
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Description Ed Holden 2004-11-23 22:01:17 UTC
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Description of problem:
When the SELinux targeted policy is enabled, the syslog daemon does
not properly start.  I noticed this because log messages that should
have appeared in /var/log/messages or /var/log/secure were appearing
on the console, though syslog was not configured to send them there. 
I tried reinstalling the sysklogd RPM with no joy.  In the end,
disabling SELinux fixed the problem.  Whether this is an issue with
syslogd accessing the log files or simply starting is unclear.

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Enable Targeted policy in SELinux.
2. Reboot.

Actual Results:  syslogd does not start, and the init script hangs

Expected Results:  syslogd should start and log events with clear

Additional info:

Comment 1 Daniel Walsh 2004-11-24 11:16:32 UTC
Could you attach the dmesg output when syslog fails?


Comment 2 Ed Holden 2004-11-24 15:02:00 UTC
Created attachment 107391 [details]
dmesg output when SELinux is enabled with a targeted policy

Here it is: I re-enabled SELinux, which is set to use the targeted poliy, in
/etc/selinux/config.  This is the resulting dmesh file.

Comment 3 David Juran 2004-11-27 12:39:07 UTC
touch /.autorelabel and then a reboot solved things for me.
Is this really a duplicate of bug 140100?

Comment 4 Daniel Walsh 2004-11-29 14:10:44 UTC
Both are labeling problems.

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