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4.83. policycoreutils

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Updated policycoreutils packages that fix several bugs are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.
The policycoreutils packages contain essential utilities required for basic operation of SELinux.

Bug Fixes

BZ#949061
Due to unsupported locale, the semanage commands failed with the following traceback error message during the "add" and "delete" operations:
locale.Error: unsupported locale setting
This update corrects the code, and the semanage utility no longer fails in the described scenario.
BZ#723950
Due to missing support for the ext4 file system, the fixfiles utility did not work on such file systems. This update adds the support for ext4 and fixfiles now works properly in the described scenario.
BZ#805022
Prior to this update, the genhomedircon script created duplicate SELinux context template entries in the /etc/selinux/targeted/contexts/files/file_contexts.homedirs file, when /export/home/ was defined as the default home directory location for new users and /export/home/ existed on the file system. Consequently, error messages were returned to the /var/log/messages file. A patch has been provided to fix this bug and only one set of SELinux context template entries is now maintained in the /etc/selinux/targeted/contexts/files/file_contexts.homedirs file.
BZ#623708
Previously, the utmp utility never triggered a change on the first user who logged in to the system. Consequently, the restorecond daemon sometimes failed to update context on files when only one user was logged in. A patch has been provided to fix utmp and restorecond now works as expected in the described scenario.
Users of policycoreutils are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which fix these bugs.
Updated policycoreutils packages that fix one bug are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.
The policycoreutils packages contain the core utilities that are required for the basic operation of a Security-Enhanced Linux (SELinux) system and its policies. These utilities include load_policy to load policies, setfiles to label file systems, newrole to switch roles, and run_init to run /etc/init.d/ scripts in their proper context.

Bug Fix

BZ#953167
Previously, semanage commands failed with the following traceback error message during add and delete operations:
locale.Error: unsupported locale setting
This was due to an error in the source code of the semanage command. This update corrects the code, and semanage commands no longer fail in the described scenario.
Users of policycoreutils are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which fix this bug.
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