Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 288081
Removal of libsepol renders system useless
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:12:15 EST
After switching off selinux on a system, i wanted to get rid of some selinux
packages too, so i deinstalled a bunch of them.
I removed libsepol, and that was a problem, because after removal every app i
tried failed because there was no libsepol.so.1 anymore.
Even rpm, yum and su couldn't start, so i had to recover via live-cd to get that
needed lib back.
If so many apps depend on this lib, maybe having a dependeny on them would be ok.
But maybe the uninstall of libsepol just did no /sbin/ldconfig after package
removal, i couldn't try this by hand, because su didn't work anymore.
This is with libsepol-2.0.3-1.fc7
Libsepol is required by libselinux and libselinux is required by a ton of
applications. So I do not know how you got rid of libsepol, you must of done an
On rawhide, I see
[root@localhost devel]# rpm -q --whatrequires libsepol
[root@localhost devel]# rpm -q --whatrequires libselinux
With "rpm -q --whatrequires" i get the same ok result as you.
I removed libsepol via pirut, maybe this made the difference.