[arch-general] selinux groups not working

Timothée Ravier siosm99 at gmail.com
Sat Nov 9 11:58:38 EST 2013

On 09/11/2013 15:05, piruthiviraj natarajan wrote:
> On Sat, Nov 9, 2013 at 7:30 PM, Timothée Ravier <siosm99 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I removed those groups as most of the packages are required anyway for
>> SELinux support, and there is not point is keeping them in different
>> groups. I kept only the selinux group. I'll re-introduce an "extra"
>> group as soon as I can make sure a package is really extra and isn't
>> required for normal operation.
> I found that the linux kernel was not included in the selinux group.

Yes, I will fix this soon. But SELinux support should be included in the
official Arch kernel from 3.13 (according to the bugtracker). So this
isn't much of a problem.

> I think users would mostly prefer one group called 'selinux' and it will
> just install all the required packages for a minimal selinux to be working
> on a system.

That's exactly what I'm going to do (no ETA):
  * selinux group: only what's strictly necessary;
  * selinux-tools/extra group(s): other useful, not mandatory, packages.


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