Bug 475146 - import vtk fails - selinux issue I guess
Summary: import vtk fails - selinux issue I guess
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: mesa
Version: rawhide
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Adam Jackson
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
Blocks: F11Blocker, F11FinalBlocker 482216
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2008-12-08 07:18 UTC by Rakesh Pandit
Modified: 2009-02-24 16:54 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2009-02-24 16:54:51 UTC
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Description Rakesh Pandit 2008-12-08 07:18:43 UTC
Description of problem:
importing vtk in python prompt says this:

Python 2.5.2 (r252:60911, Sep 30 2008, 15:41:38) 
[GCC 4.3.2 20080917 (Red Hat 4.3.2-4)] on linux2
Type "help", "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information.
>>> import vtk
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "<stdin>", line 1, in <module>
  File "/usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/vtk/__init__.py", line 51, in <module>
    __helper.refine_import_err('rendering', 'vtkRenderingPython', exc)
  File "/usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/vtk/__helper.py", line 32, in refine_import_err
    raise LinkError, str(exc)
vtk.__helper.LinkError: /usr/lib/libOSMesa.so.6: cannot restore segment prot after reloc: Permission denied

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:
import vtk

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Start python
2. do "import vtk"

Actual results:
Shown above

Expected results:
Shown above

Additional info:


type=AVC msg=audit(1228675655.325:714): avc:  denied  { execmod } for  pid=20903 comm="python" path="/usr/lib/libOSMesa.so.6.5.3" dev=sda5 ino=3155594 scontext=unconfined_\
u:unconfined_r:unconfined_t:s0-s0:c0.c1023 tcontext=system_u:object_r:lib_t:s0 tclass=file
type=SYSCALL msg=audit(1228675655.325:714): arch=40000003 syscall=125 success=no exit=-13 a0=2b0a000 a1=1f6000 a2=5 a3=bfd8f090 items=0 ppid=20892 pid=20903 auid=501 uid=5\
02 gid=502 euid=502 suid=502 fsuid=502 egid=502 sgid=502 fsgid=502 tty=pts1 ses=58 comm="python" exe="/usr/bin/python" subj=unconfined_u:unconfined_r:unconfined_t:s0-s0:c0\
.c1023 key=(null)

In case you want more input, please bug me. Thanks! This one is a blocker for one of my packages which I was packaging. :(

Comment 1 Orion Poplawski 2008-12-08 16:07:01 UTC
This seems like an issue with how the mesa library is being built.  eu-findtextrel reports that /usr/lib/libOSMesa.so.6.5.3 is not being built with -fpic/-fPIC.

Comment 2 Rakesh Pandit 2009-01-27 20:02:25 UTC
hello ajax,

may you look at this one. Thanks :)

Comment 3 Adam Jackson 2009-02-24 16:54:51 UTC
Fixed in 7.3-6.

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