Bug 506060 - Emacs is not SELinux aware
Emacs is not SELinux aware
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: emacs (Show other bugs)
x86_64 Linux
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Assigned To: Karel Klíč
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2009-06-15 08:43 EDT by Bill Gradwohl
Modified: 2013-03-03 17:59 EST (History)
5 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2010-05-21 03:19:37 EDT
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Patch 1: libselinux support in autotools (4.42 KB, patch)
2010-02-28 17:24 EST, Karel Klíč
no flags Details | Diff
Patch 2: file-selinux-context, set-file-selinux-context functions (6.40 KB, patch)
2010-02-28 17:25 EST, Karel Klíč
no flags Details | Diff
Patch 3: modification of the file save mechanism (6.82 KB, patch)
2010-02-28 17:30 EST, Karel Klíč
no flags Details | Diff

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Description Bill Gradwohl 2009-06-15 08:43:55 EDT
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.

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How reproducible:
Edit a file with a non default context and then ls -Z the file and the backup.

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Comment 1 Karel Klíč 2010-02-18 15:32:57 EST
I'm working on it.
Comment 2 Karel Klíč 2010-02-28 17:24:04 EST
Created attachment 396914 [details]
Patch 1: libselinux support in autotools
Comment 3 Karel Klíč 2010-02-28 17:25:38 EST
Created attachment 396915 [details]
Patch 2: file-selinux-context, set-file-selinux-context functions
Comment 4 Karel Klíč 2010-02-28 17:30:34 EST
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.
Comment 5 Karel Klíč 2010-04-21 09:11:04 EDT
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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Comment 7 Karel Klíč 2010-05-21 03:19:37 EDT
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.

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