Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 506060
Emacs is not SELinux aware
Last modified: 2013-03-03 17:59:23 EST
Description of problem:
Edit a file with emacs and the tilde version (the backup) has the proper SELinux properties, but the real file does not.
Causes a lot of grief when fixing config files.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Edit a file with a non default context and then ls -Z the file and the backup.
Steps to Reproduce:
I'm working on it.
Created attachment 396914 [details]
Patch 1: libselinux support in autotools
Created attachment 396915 [details]
Patch 2: file-selinux-context, set-file-selinux-context functions
Created attachment 396916 [details]
Patch 3: modification of the file save mechanism
The patches apply to Emacs 23.1.92. I'd like to convince upstream to include them to Emacs 24, and then backport them for Fedora purposes.
Some testing is needed before submitting it to the upstream.
The patches have been merged to the upstream branch for Emacs 24.
It should be easy to port the changes back to Emacs 23.2 (= Fedora 13 and later).
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The attached patches break tramp. The patch which also properly solves tramp issues would be very large.
I decided to close this bug as WONTFIX. The patched Emacs would be too difficult to maintain.
SELinux support will be in Emacs 24.
Sorry for that.