Bug 285821 - RHEL-5-manual: virt-install manual should be more clean about SELinux and xen images locations
RHEL-5-manual: virt-install manual should be more clean about SELinux and xen...
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
Classification: Red Hat
Component: Virtualization_Guide (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Christopher Curran
Content Services Development
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Reported: 2007-09-11 08:28 EDT by Flavio Leitner
Modified: 2009-08-20 00:01 EDT (History)
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Fixed In Version: 5.2
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Last Closed: 2008-07-22 02:32:11 EDT
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Description Flavio Leitner 2007-09-11 08:28:57 EDT
Description of problem:


There we have:
"The default SELinux policy permits xen disk images to reside in the /var/lib/xen.
If you have SELinux enabled and want to specify a custom path for the virtual
disk then you need to change SELinux policies accordingly"

we should be more emphatic about SELinux policies allow ONLY /var/lib/xen.
Comment 2 Don Domingo 2007-09-11 19:33:54 EDT
revised note as follows:

SELinux policy only allows xen disk images to reside in

will update online documentation soon. 
please advise if any further revisions are required.
Comment 6 Don Domingo 2008-01-31 20:12:48 EST
since this is a Virt-guide bug, reassigning to ccurran@redhat.com.

Chris, FYI for the book. you can close it after you've read it.

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