Bug 981740 - Cannot remove selinux
Cannot remove selinux
Status: CLOSED ERRATA
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: libsemanage (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Daniel Walsh
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2013-07-05 12:27 EDT by Scott Baker
Modified: 2013-07-23 23:23 EDT (History)
3 users (show)

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Fixed In Version: libsemanage-2.1.10-6.fc19
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Last Closed: 2013-07-23 23:23:43 EDT
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Description Scott Baker 2013-07-05 12:27:56 EDT
Description of problem:
I don't use selinux, I find it complicated problematic. In previous versions of Fedora, up to Fedora 18, I was able to yum remove selinux* and it would remove all selinux components. In Fedora 19, when I try that command it fails as it pulls in systemd as a dependency.

Before the answer is "just disable selinux, don't try and remove it" I'll tell you why I remove it, instead of disabling it. The "yum updates" for selinux components are large, and take a long time to install (updating all the file contexts?). Basically any selinux update really slows down my yum updates. Since I don't use it at all, I'd really like to be able to remove it completely.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
selinux-policy-targeted-3.12.1-57.fc19.noarch
selinux-policy-3.12.1-57.fc19.noarch

How reproducible:
Easy

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install F19
2. Try and yum remove selinux*

Actual results:
Fails due a systemd dependancy

Expected results:
It removes selinux
Comment 1 Daniel Walsh 2013-07-09 11:17:35 EDT
You should be able to remove

selinux-policy-targeted

libsemanage grew a dependency on selinux-policy, which I will remove. and reverse it.  selinux-policy should rely on libsemanage.
Comment 2 Daniel Walsh 2013-07-09 11:19:35 EDT
fixed in libsemanage-2.1.10-6.fc19
Comment 3 Scott Baker 2013-07-09 12:43:02 EDT
You were right, I can remove selinux-policy-targeted, but not selinux-policy. We're halfway there.

Where can I get libsemanage-2.1.10-6.fc19 to test with?
Comment 4 Fedora Update System 2013-07-09 16:15:46 EDT
libsemanage-2.1.10-6.fc19 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 19.
https://admin.fedoraproject.org/updates/libsemanage-2.1.10-6.fc19
Comment 5 Fedora Update System 2013-07-10 22:35:31 EDT
Package libsemanage-2.1.10-6.fc19:
* should fix your issue,
* was pushed to the Fedora 19 testing repository,
* should be available at your local mirror within two days.
Update it with:
# su -c 'yum update --enablerepo=updates-testing libsemanage-2.1.10-6.fc19'
as soon as you are able to.
Please go to the following url:
https://admin.fedoraproject.org/updates/FEDORA-2013-12756/libsemanage-2.1.10-6.fc19
then log in and leave karma (feedback).
Comment 6 Fedora Update System 2013-07-23 23:23:43 EDT
libsemanage-2.1.10-6.fc19 has been pushed to the Fedora 19 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

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