Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 368281
makedb cannot make db files outside of /var/db
Last modified: 2013-04-15 04:53:15 EDT
Description of problem:
When attempting to create a db file outside of /var/db, makedb gives an error
about being unable to determine the context for the file.
It works fine if the file is in /var/db. I believe this is related to the fix
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. mkdir /tmp/foo
2. Edit /var/db/Makefile so that the VAR_DB line points to /tmp/foo
3. cd /var/db ; make
[root@svartalfheim db]# make
passwd... makedb: cannot determine file context for `/tmp/foo/passwd.db'
make: *** [/tmp/foo/passwd.db] Error 1
Should be a relatively simple change to the patch which adds labeling of files.
Test cases will entail calling makedb directly using various destination
filenames, in permissive and enforcing mode, and making sure that it exits with
an error message only if the file is supposed to have a specific label, passing
that label to setfscreatecon() generated an error, and we're in enforcing mode.
An advisory has been issued which should help the problem
described in this bug report. This report is therefore being
closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
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