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Bug 439098 - restarts ntpd (even if unnecessary) with stderr to .xsession-errors, SElinux deny write.
restarts ntpd (even if unnecessary) with stderr to .xsession-errors, SElinux ...
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: system-config-date (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Nils Philippsen
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2008-03-26 19:03 EDT by archimerged Ark submedes
Modified: 2009-12-18 01:06 EST (History)
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Description archimerged Ark submedes 2008-03-26 19:03:37 EDT
Description of problem:

Menu item System/Administration/Date & Time, Network Time Protocol tab,
advanced features, select synchronize before starting, 
Ok, "Contacting NTP server, please wait" alert box, then an SE Linux
audit comes up, which would be ignored by:

allow ntpd_t user_home_t:file { read append };

Also system-config-date _always_ does service ntpd restart,
which it shouldn't if nothing was changed.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Linux beta.localnet 2.6.25-0.121.rc5.git4.fc9 #1 SMP Fri Mar 14 23:14:20 EDT
2008 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux

How reproducible:  Every time.

Steps to Reproduce:
1.  Menu item System/Administration/Date & Time, Network Time Protocol tab,
advanced features, select synchronize before starting, 
2. Click OK.
Actual results:
Always restarts ntpd even if no change.
ntpd gets SElinux error trying to write to .xsession-errors

Expected results:
Only restart ntpd if appropriate.
Make sure output is not directed to .xsession-errors.
(It was probably the restarting NTP server ... [OK] message,
but I didn't check).

Additional info:
Comment 1 Bug Zapper 2008-05-14 02:54:32 EDT
Changing version to '9' as part of upcoming Fedora 9 GA.
More information and reason for this action is here:
Comment 2 lexual 2009-02-26 18:58:13 EST
No selinux issues here, but it does seem to restart ntp, Fedora 10.
Comment 3 Bug Zapper 2009-11-18 07:27:58 EST
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