shorewall-devel March 2011 archive
Main Archive Page > Month Archives  > shorewall-devel archives
shorewall-devel: [Shorewall-devel] Executables under /usr/share

[Shorewall-devel] Executables under /usr/share

From: Jonathan Underwood <jonathan.underwood_at_nospam>
Date: Sun Mar 20 2011 - 21:17:37 GMT

Hi Tom,

Currently shorewall installs a number of files under
/usr/share/shorewall which require executable permissions. As such, on
SElinux enabled systems we're having to add exceptions to allow
shorewall to execute files under /usr/share. /usr/share is generally
considered to be location of data needed by applications rather than
executables. A better location for those files that need to be
executable would be under /usr/libexec/shorewall. Executables I see
under /usr/share/shorewall are:


Is this something you'd consider changing? I can work up a patch if you'd like.


Colocation vs. Managed Hosting
A question and answer guide to determining the best fit
for your organization - today and in the future.
Shorewall-devel mailing list