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On Thu, 2007-12-06 at 12:49 -0500, Matthew Gillen wrote:
> Chris Howard wrote:
> > I have previously existing home directories under /u01/home.
> > I did this because upgrading from FC6 to Fedora 7 caused me trouble
> > and I want to avoid having to recreate my home directory. So I copied
> > the whole system into /u01 before doing a fresh Fedora 8 install. I
> > do not have a separate home-only partition.
> > SELinux prevents me from making a symbolic link like this:
> > /home--> /u01/home or like this
> > /home/chris--> /u01/home/chris.
> I wouldn't do symlinks like that unless you have some strange reason to. Just
> have /etc/passwd point to the actual directories under /u01/home.
> > If I setup a dummy user with home at /home/chris, then
> > edit /etc/passwd to change the home to /u01/home/chris... that doesn't
> > work either.
> > nor if I create a new user like so:
> > useradd -d /u01/home/pete pete
> > Is there something magic about the string '/home' ?
> > that keeps me from creating home directories anywhere else?
> > I'd really love to keep from smashing /home on every OS reload.
> > For now I have SELinux in Permissive mode so I can at least use the
> > system.
> Here's how I /think/ it works:
> a) If you've got an empty /u01/home, and you want to add new users, do this:
> Set the type of /u01/home to home_root_t:
> chcon -t home_root_t /u01/home
> and then useradd -d /u01/home/pete will do the right thing.
> b) Supposing you already have some use home dirs there (ie the homeidrs in
> /etc/passwd point to /u01/home/*), I think you can just run 'genhomedircon'
> and then run:
> restorcon -R -v /u01/home
> In the case of (b), it doesn't hurt to do the chcon operation first, but I
> don't think it's necessary.
> (note: I'm not an expert myself, but if these steps don't work for you, they
> should at least point you in the right direction).
Thanks Matt... but it doesn't work.
When I do:
chcon-t home_root_t /u01/home
restorecon -R -v /u01/home
changes it back to default_t
A system-wide recontext sets it back to: /u01 is default_t /u01/home is default_t /u01/home/chris is default_t
ARGG! in the "real" filesystem / is root_t /home is home_root_t /usr is usr_t /var is var_t
(maybe I need to make a u01_t??)
If I set /u01/home to home_root_t
and /u01/home/chris to unconfined_home_dir_t and all files under /u01/home/chris to unconfined_home_t then it works.... but recontexting will mess that all up again.
Somewhere in this box there is something that won't let me put home directories on /u01/home. -- fedora-selinux-list mailing list email@example.com https://www.redhat.com/mailman/listinfo/fedora-selinux-list