Bug 450756 - Strange logic in postinstall script
Strange logic in postinstall script
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: policycoreutils (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Daniel Walsh
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2008-06-10 16:36 EDT by Göran Uddeborg
Modified: 2008-09-17 14:34 EDT (History)
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Description Göran Uddeborg 2008-06-10 16:36:45 EDT
Description of problem:
The postinstall script contains this code:

[ -f /usr/share/selinux/devel/include/build.conf ] && /usr/bin/sepolgen-ifgen  >
/usr/bin/sepolgen-ifgen  > /dev/null

Surely, that must be broken?  First the presence of a file from
selinux-policy-devel is checked.  If it is there, sepolgen-ifgen is run.  Then
on the next line, sepolgen-ifgen is run all the same!  (Again, if the build.conf
file was there.)

The meaning of the program seems to be to generate a file
/var/lib/sepolgen/interface_info.  On my systems, which does not have
selinux-policy-devel installed, it is empty.  I haven't yet figured out if it is
a problem to have an empty such file, but I thought I'd bug report the
apparently confused script anyway.

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Comment 1 Daniel Walsh 2008-06-16 06:22:37 EDT
Fixed in policycoreutils-2.0.49-7.fc9

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