[CentOS] Oracle Instant Client 11g on CentOS 5 (32-bit) workaround

Jay Leafey jay.leafey at mindless.com
Thu Nov 8 19:07:46 UTC 2007

I downloaded the RPMs from the Oracle web site (otn.oracle.com) and 
successfully installed them on my C5 box, but the sqlplus client 
software would not run properly.  After a few iterations with sealert, I 
finally got a handle on what was happening.

It turns out that most of the shared libraries Oracle installs need to 
have their SElinux file context modified to allow relocation.   Here's 
the quick-and-dirty routine I use to repair this:

find /usr/lib/oracle/ -type f -name \*.so\* \
     -exec chcon -t textrel_shlib_t {} \;

Obviously you could get around this by disabling SElinux, but I really 
want to avoid that if possible.

Now a quick question:  does anybody know if there is any way to 
configure SElinux so that the context for these files won't be "fixed" 
by a restorecon operation on this directory?

Jay Leafey - Memphis, TN
jay.leafey at mindless.com
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