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Re: [PATCH] warn on missing selinux files

From: Bruno Haible
Subject: Re: [PATCH] warn on missing selinux files
Date: Sat, 27 Jun 2009 14:19:48 +0200
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Paolo Bonzini wrote:
> Compiling a package without SELinux support can be a security problem. 
> ...
> I'd like to include this check in sed 4.2.1 to warn packagers about the 
> additional dependency.

Can you explain why 'sed' is to be bothered about selinux at all? 'sed'
does not do anything security relevant (uids, gids, passwords). It does
access files. But isn't the necessary logic abstracted in the open()
system call?

> +  if test "$ac_cv_search_setfilecon" = no &&
> +     test "$host" = "$build" && test -f /selinux/enforce; then

This requires adding


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