Bug 214052 - Could not change policy booleans
Could not change policy booleans
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: selinux-policy (Show other bugs)
x86_64 Linux
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Assigned To: Daniel Walsh
Ben Levenson
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Reported: 2006-11-05 01:52 EST by David Highley
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:39 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2007-01-18 22:47:51 EST
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Description David Highley 2006-11-05 01:52:26 EST
Description of problem:
Not able to change Selinux policies so that they stick across reboots.

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. setsebool -P httpd_can_network_connect 1
Actual results:
libsemanage.semanage_commit_sandbox: Error while renaming
/etc/selinux/targeted/modules/active to /etc/selinux/targeted/modules/previous.
Could not change policy booleans

Expected results:

Additional info:
The error indicates that the policy was not changed but it does change. However
if the the system is rebooted the policy change is lost.
Comment 1 Daniel Walsh 2006-11-06 10:43:10 EST

restorecon -R -v /etc/selinux
setsebool -P httpd_can_network_connect 1

Some how your file context got screwed up.

If this works check the file context again and make sure it is correct

restorecon -R -v /etc/selinux

should generate no output the second time.
Comment 2 David Highley 2006-11-06 20:23:16 EST
That fixed the issue. I did two installs of FC 6, not upgrades, and both systems
had this issue. Both systems were missing the
/etc/selinux/targeted/modules/previous directory structure. Thanks
Comment 3 Daniel Walsh 2006-11-07 13:08:30 EST
I have found if you run a command fix init scripts it causes this to happen.  I
am updating the policy to fix this in init scripts.

If you find any other way to cause it, please report.

Fixed in selinux-policy-2.4.3-2
Comment 4 David Highley 2007-01-18 22:47:14 EST
Sorry, I should have cloesd this a long time ago. The problem is fixed.

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