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Bug 615200 - sesearch section of 5.12. Information Gathering Tools contains an error
sesearch section of 5.12. Information Gathering Tools contains an error
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
Classification: Red Hat
Component: doc-SELinux_User_Guide (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Scott Radvan
: Documentation
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Blocks: 547585
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Reported: 2010-07-16 02:51 EDT by Milos Malik
Modified: 2015-04-06 23:19 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2010-07-19 00:02:35 EDT
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Description Milos Malik 2010-07-16 02:51:23 EDT
Description of problem:
The 1. sesearch command contains a string "\ " before /etc/selinux/targeted/policy/policy.24, which leads to an error message, because sesearch tries to find " /etc/selinux/targeted/policy/policy.24" file (which does not exist) instead of "/etc/selinux/targeted/policy/policy.24" file (which does exist). The solution is to delete the string "\ ".

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Steps to Reproduce:
run the 1. command showed in sesearch section of 5.12. Information Gathering Tools
Actual results:
# sesearch --role_allow -t httpd_sys_content_t \ /etc/selinux/targeted/policy/policy.24 
ERROR: Unable to open policy  /etc/selinux/targeted/policy/policy.24.
ERROR: No such file or directory

Expected results:
# sesearch --role_allow -t httpd_sys_content_t /etc/selinux/targeted/policy/policy.24 
Found 20 role allow rules:
   allow system_r sysadm_r;
   allow sysadm_r system_r;
   allow sysadm_r staff_r;
   allow sysadm_r user_r;
   allow system_r git_shell_r;
   allow system_r guest_r;
   allow logadm_r system_r;
   allow system_r logadm_r;
   allow system_r nx_server_r;
   allow system_r staff_r;
   allow staff_r logadm_r;
   allow staff_r sysadm_r;
   allow staff_r unconfined_r;
   allow staff_r webadm_r;
   allow unconfined_r system_r;
   allow system_r unconfined_r;
   allow system_r user_r;
   allow webadm_r system_r;
   allow system_r webadm_r;
   allow system_r xguest_r;
Comment 3 Scott Radvan 2010-07-19 00:02:35 EDT
the \ character shows that the command continues on the second line; however, there was an extra space in there that caused your error, which I could reproduce. I've removed this space now, and copying/pasting directly from the guide now runs the command as expected. this change will appear on the next publish. thanks!

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