Bug 411181 - %C output format (selinux file security context) of stat broken
%C output format (selinux file security context) of stat broken
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: coreutils (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Ondrej Vasik
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Reported: 2007-12-04 17:03 EST by Frank Sweetser
Modified: 2007-12-06 15:51 EST (History)
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Fixed In Version: 6.9-12.fc8
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Last Closed: 2007-12-06 15:51:47 EST
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Description Frank Sweetser 2007-12-04 17:03:44 EST
According to the manpage for format, --format=%C should display the selinux
security context of a given file.

On Fedora 7, the output makes sense and agrees with ls -Z:

[fs@avocent ~]$ ls -Z /bin/ls
-rwxr-xr-x  root root system_u:object_r:ls_exec_t      /bin/ls
[fs@avocent ~]$ stat --format=%C /bin/ls

On Fedora 8, however, stat produces what appears to be a few bytes of garbage
that varies from file to file:

[root@gkar ~]# ls -Z /bin/ls
-rwxr-xr-x  root root system_u:object_r:bin_t          /bin/ls
[root@gkar ~]# stat --format=%C /bin/ls

This is on a Fedora 8 system with all patches as of 12/4/2007 applied.
Comment 1 Ondrej Vasik 2007-12-04 18:13:09 EST
Thanks for report, solution of problem found in upstream, fix will be pushed to
rawhide and F8 tomorrow.
Comment 2 Frank Sweetser 2007-12-04 18:16:03 EST
Comment 3 Ondrej Vasik 2007-12-05 09:14:01 EST
Built as coreutils-6.9-12.fc8 - bug will get closed after the push of package to
stable F8.
Comment 4 Fedora Update System 2007-12-06 15:51:45 EST
coreutils-6.9-12.fc8 has been pushed to the Fedora 8 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

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