Bug 525669 - policygentool prints a traceback when executed in read-only directory
Summary: policygentool prints a traceback when executed in read-only directory
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: selinux-policy
Version: 11
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Daniel Walsh
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
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Reported: 2009-09-25 08:58 UTC by Milos Malik
Modified: 2010-04-21 12:45 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2009-09-25 15:06:06 UTC
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Description Milos Malik 2009-09-25 08:58:46 UTC
Description of problem:

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1) go to a directory where you don't have write permission (e.g. /usr/share/selinux/devel)
2) run "./policygentool ls /bin/ls" and answer all questions by just hitting ENTER
3) you will see traceback which is very similar to the following:

Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "./policygentool", line 294, in <module>
  File "./policygentool", line 220, in gen_policy
    write_te_file(module, pidfile, logfile, libfile, initsc, network)
  File "./policygentool", line 187, in write_te_file
    fd = open(file, 'w')
IOError: [Errno 13] Permission denied: 'ls.te'

Actual results:
traceback is displayed

Expected results:
an error message is displayed instead of the trackback

Additional info:
The same problem is present in Fedora 10. Fix in Fedora 11 would be fine.

Comment 2 Daniel Walsh 2009-09-25 15:06:06 UTC
Dropping support for policygentool in F12.

/usr/bin/policygentool dlkdjd
policygentool is no longer supported, better tools exist for creating policy
Please use /usr/bin/sepolgen, slide or polgengui to generate policy.

Fixed in selinux-policy-3.6.32-11.fc12.noarch

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