[CentOS] The role of /.autorelabel

Johnny Hughes mailing-lists at hughesjr.com
Mon Sep 12 23:32:14 UTC 2005


On Mon, 2005-09-12 at 16:28 -0700, Todd Cary wrote:
> How can I make sure SElinux is fully turned off...?

set:

SELINUX=disabled

in /etc/sysconfig/selinux

> 
> Todd
> 
> Ignacio Vazquez-Abrams wrote: 
> > On Mon, 2005-09-12 at 10:30 -0700, Todd Cary wrote:
> >   
> > > I could not get vsftpd to start; kept getting the "vsftpd Dead Subsys
> > > Locked" error.  On doing a Google search, I came across a fix (lost
> > > the site unfortunately) and as I recall, it has something to do with
> > > copying a file and having the incorrect SElinux settings (I have
> > > SElinux disabled).
> > > 
> > > The fix was to do a fixfiles, relabel (commands that I have never
> > > used) or a touch of "/.autorelabel" and rebooting.
> > > 
> > > It worked, but I have no idea of what I did (my lack of in depth
> > > knowledge of Linux).
> > >     
> > 
> > /etc/rc.sysinit checks for the presence of /.autorelabel on startup, and
> > if found it relabels all the files in the filesystem with their default
> > SELinux file context as per the current policy. Obviously you didn't
> > disable SELinux as effectively as you thought...
> > 
> >   
> > 
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