Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
iptables-1.4.7-4.el6.x86_64 @ RHEL 6.2 beta
Steps to Reproduce:
# service iptables save
iptables: Saving firewall rules to /etc/sysconfig/iptables:[FAILED]
# echo $?
Enforcing SELinux (selinux-policy-3.7.19-113.el6.noarch).
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I have found out that the failure is caused by restorecon command in the block
> if [ $ret -eq 0 ]; then
> mv -f $TMP_FILE $IPTABLES_DATA \
> && chmod 600 $IPTABLES_DATA \
> && restorecon $IPTABLES_DATA \
> || ret=1
of save function.
If I do hard exit at this place echoing the necessary variables, run
"service iptables save" and run these 3 commands checking exit codes,
restorecon one will exit with 1. Subsequently repeated restorecon
will succeed returning 0.
Therefore this bug may belong rather to policycoreutils[*].
I could not find any similar bug for this package.
# rpm -qf $(which restorecon)
This is a bug in restorecon. restorecon should only exit with non zero is something failed. Changing the label on a file is not a failure.
Fixed in policycoreutils-2.0.83-19.16.el6
*** Bug 741371 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 741555 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Since the problem described in this bug report should be
resolved in a recent advisory, it has been closed with a
resolution of ERRATA.
For information on the advisory, and where to find the updated
files, follow the link below.
If the solution does not work for you, open a new bug report.