Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 144696
SELinux FAQ - configurable contexts
Last modified: 2007-04-18 13:18:02 EDT
Note for a backport that these are findable in FC3 with
grep "^type .*configurable" policy.conf | cut -d',' -f1 | cut -d' ' -f2
for a rawhide policy or latest shipping.
Will be in fc4 as /etc/selinux/policyname/configurable_contexts.
Reassigning to new FAQ maintainer.
Just evaluate if this information needs to be in the new FAQ, thanks.
Not sure what configurable_contexts were. Maybe you mean customizable_types,
which are stored in /etc/selinux/policyname/contexts/customizable_types? Was
someone asking where these were stored?
I completely do not recall the details. I got a pointer or reference from one
of the Red Hat SELinux team, either in IRC or via mailing list, and put that
there as a note to research further and make it an FAQ reference.
Ah, OK, I found the IRC conversation with Dan Walsh. I'll create an attachment
of the relevant parts.
Created attachment 128069 [details]
IRC log where dwalsh and quaid discuss configurable contexts; walters lends some voice as well
dwalsh == dan walsh
quaid == karsten wade
walters == colin walters
Over a two day period in January 2005.
The conversation continued on list, link here:
The consensus was to call these customizable types in
/etc/selinux/targeted/contexts/customizable_types instead of configurable or the
I'll add a FAQ for customizable_types
Addressed in CVS