Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 913191
Old selinux man page and missing some additional info about switching the policy
Last modified: 2014-09-30 19:34:15 EDT
+++ This bug was initially created as a clone of Bug #913184 +++
Description of problem:
There are a few pieces of information in the selinux man page (man selinux) that aren't true any more:
"At present, two kinds of SELinux policy exist: targeted and strict."
"It is anticipated in the future that other policies will be created (Multi-Level Security for example)."
and I also miss some additional information about switching the policy there. There is only stated that I can switch policy by changing the SELINUXTYPE value in /etc/selinux/config, but there is no information about when this change actually happen. I belive it is necessary to reboot the machine, but that is not mentioned there. Since a lot of tools takes the policy type from the config file, the system is in somewhat inconsistent state right after editing the configuration.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
# rpm -qf /usr/share/man/man8/selinux.8.gz
Created attachment 799958 [details]
Created attachment 815764 [details]
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.
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