Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 448099
tetex should restorecon -R /usr/share/texmf in %post
Last modified: 2013-07-02 19:29:27 EDT
Description of problem:
Several files under /usr/share/texmf owned by tetex are being installed
with incorrect selinux context (probably result of running texhash in %post).
tetex should restorecon -R /usr/share/texmf in %post to fix this.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
tetex-3.0-33.2.el5_1.2 / RHEL5.2 GA
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install RHEL5.2, tetex included, selinux enabled
2. # setfiles -vqn /etc/selinux/targeted/contexts/files/file_contexts \
restorecon -R /usr/share/texmf in %post of tetex will not affect anaconda
installations, since policycoreutils (that restorecon is part of) is usually
installed after all tetex* packages.
David, would it be possible to fix the context of files under /usr/share/texmf
in anaconda using setFileCons() ?
Yes, we can add it to the static list in anaconda that restorecon runs for.
This request was evaluated by Red Hat Product Management for
inclusion, but this component is not scheduled to be updated in
the current Red Hat Enterprise Linux release. If you would like
this request to be reviewed for the next minor release, ask your
support representative to set the next rhel-x.y flag to "?".
Putting all the possible files that could be modified by a package's %post script into a list in anaconda is not maintainable. Instead, the tetex spec file should Requires(post): policycoreutils to make sure that package is installed early enough. policycoreutils is going to get installed regardless, so not having a Requires doesn't help in any way.
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
on therefore solution and/or where to find the updated files,
please follow the link below. You may reopen this bug report
if the solution does not work for you.
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Previously, an error could have occurred and was logged when installing teTeX. This happened because several files installed in the /usr/share/texmf/ directory used an incorrect SELinux context. With this update, the files use the correct SELinux context and installation finishes without errors.