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I also found on Dan Walsh's blog that there is a GUI for doing this as well.
"You can see similar functionality in system-config-selinux by selecting the 'File Labeling'
list item and then clicking on the 'Customized' button."
Change is good when it brings worthy improvements, like security
Posted Jul 17, 2008 3:45 UTC (Thu) by mrshiny (subscriber, #4266)
Thanks for the tip. I had already gone down this road with the gui tool and found that
something didn't work properly and my attempts at manually setting this stuff failed. I
eventually gave up and moved my doc root or just manually changed the context... I forget. I
think I manually changed the context and I expect it to fail if the whole system gets
It would be much easier for a sysadmin to be able to specify the document root in the apache
config file and have an selinux-aware tool say "gee, looks like you'll need to add these
se-linux rules... proceed? Y/N". But at least much progress has been made with these tools
compared to Fedora 2.
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