Description of problem:
At shutdown and reboot we get the following text message displayed to the screen:
(process 2838): Pango-WARNING **: error opening config file '/root/.pangorc': Permission denied
That file doesn't exist so a permission denied messages sounds like selinux to me.
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Most likely. What process wants to read /root/.pangorc? Is this a gnome config file?
I have the same problem in Fedora 12.
What's going on is initscripts runs
plymouth message --test="Shutting Down..."
or whatever, which causes plymouthd to load pango. pango apparently implicitly reads ~/.pangorc and plymouthd is running as root.
So there are a few nuggets to this issue.
1) We probably don't want "Restarting..." and "Shutting Down..." messages for graphical splashes. They're sort of their accidentally because we need them for text splashes (but maybe they're okay, not sure)
2) $HOME should probably be explicitly set to something sensible for daemon.
3) selinux should probably allow plymouthd to read the file.
3 is the easy fix
Are you seeing any avc messages? Probably not since /root access is dontaudited.
I think the only policy we have confining plymouth is on plymouthd not plymouth.
semanage permissive -a plymouthd_t
Would allow plymouthd_t to have permissive access. If this eliminates the error, we know we have to allow plymouthd_t to read /root files.
Added this access in selinux-policy-3.7.19-15.fc13.noarch
yea to be clear, it's plymouthd using pango. plymouth is just a small program that forwards commands to plymouthd.
really plymouthd shouldn't need to read /root files, but it's easiest to just allow it i guess. thanks for the fix.
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