Bug 436717 - Rebuild of coreutils fails with "FAIL: chcon.log"
Rebuild of coreutils fails with "FAIL: chcon.log"
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: coreutils (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Ondrej Vasik
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Reported: 2008-03-09 17:43 EDT by Robert Scheck
Modified: 2008-04-01 11:27 EDT (History)
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tests/misc/chcon.log (1.10 KB, text/plain)
2008-03-09 17:43 EDT, Robert Scheck
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Description Robert Scheck 2008-03-09 17:43:18 EDT
Description of problem:
Rebuild of coreutils fails with "FAIL: chcon.log", because mcstrans(d) is not
a must. So please correct the patch to work also without mcstrans(d) running.

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How reproducible:
Everytime, see above.

Expected results:
Working rebuild even without having mcstrans(d) running.
Comment 1 Robert Scheck 2008-03-09 17:43:54 EDT
Created attachment 297381 [details]
Comment 2 Ondrej Vasik 2008-03-10 07:08:13 EDT
Thanks for report, will try to find suitable solution for unactive selinux
translation... but I don't know about which patch you are talking about. Chcon
implementation was in selinux patch in coreutils-6.9, coreutils-6.10 are using
upstream implementation of chcon (which is  very similar to implementation in
coreutils-selinux.patch ).
Comment 3 Robert Scheck 2008-03-10 07:13:11 EDT
Sorry, I didn't have an exact look to it, I thought that SELinux would come from 
that patch. The fix is IMHO just to allow both: With and without translation. But
I don't know how the check is performed, maybe just an regexp?
Comment 4 Ondrej Vasik 2008-03-10 07:29:46 EDT
In coreutils-6.9 all selinux things were from that selinux patch -
coreutils-6.10 included selinux things by default - but unfortunately in some
cases unlike with Red Hat patch. Therefore upstream solution is based on Red Hat
patch, but sometimes not the same. 
Chcon check is following: perform some commands and compare results with
expected results. So maybe the easiest way would be to skip the test when
translation is not active - as is already done for the case of some only
"non-root" tests executed by root. 
Comment 5 Ondrej Vasik 2008-03-26 10:56:09 EDT
Anyway - chcon is root only test, so it will be skipped when rebuild with
non-root user. So that's an easy workaround for the issue. Same problem with not
running mcstrans(d) was with cp-a-selinux test. While fixing that issue I found
that the chcon test fails in selinux enforcing mode as well... Both issues fixed
and built as coreutils-6.10-15.fc9, closing RAWHIDE.
Comment 6 Jim Meyering 2008-04-01 11:27:22 EDT
Thanks for the report and investigation.
I've fixed this upstream:

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