Bug 148030 - SELinux FAQ /etc/sysconfig/selinux referenced instead of /etc/selinux/config
SELinux FAQ /etc/sysconfig/selinux referenced instead of /etc/selinux/config
Product: Fedora Documentation
Classification: Fedora
Component: selinux-faq (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Karsten Wade
Tammy Fox
: 189099 (view as bug list)
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Blocks: 118757
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Reported: 2005-02-14 18:09 EST by Joe Cooper
Modified: 2009-02-27 16:56 EST (History)
2 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2009-02-27 16:38:13 EST
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Description Joe Cooper 2005-02-14 18:09:01 EST
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Description of problem:
The Fedora Core 3 SELinux FAQ references /etc/sysconfig/selinux twice:


It should refer to /etc/selinux/config.

Also worth noting, though unrelated to documentation,
/etc/sysconfig/selinux exists on a fresh FC3 installation, but has no
effect on configuration, and doesn't belong to any package.  This is a
bug in the installer or one of the packages, but my bug report on the
issue has been closed as NOTABUG.

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Read the FAQ entries mentioned.
2. Follow the advice offered.
3. Be confused when SELinux configuration doesn't change.

Actual Results:  /etc/sysconfig/selinux has no impact on SELinux
configuration, despite the FAQs occasional assertion that it does.

Expected Results:  /etc/selinux/config should be consistently used in
the FAQ.

Additional info:
Comment 1 Susan Lauber 2009-02-27 16:38:13 EST
The FC3 version of the SELinux FAQ are no longer maintained
I am closing this ancient bug.

The is an FC5 FAQ http://docs.fedoraproject.org/selinux-faq/
and a list of proposed updates in the wiki at

Additional FAQ work will likely remain in the wiki but there is also
a F10 SELinux Users Guide http://docs.fedoraproject.org/selinux-user-guide/
Comment 2 Susan Lauber 2009-02-27 16:56:34 EST
*** Bug 189099 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

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