selinux headache

Archaic archaic at
Sat Jan 17 19:36:54 PST 2004

On Fri, Jan 16, 2004 at 10:04:50PM -0500, Robert Connolly wrote:
> If any of you are good at porting patches I could really use some help with 
> selinux coreutils and shadow. Selinux's coreutils is based on redhat, and 
> depends on basicly all of redhat's patches. Shadow has a similiar problem. 
> Redhat's coreutils depends on ncurses/termcap to satisfy Pam, but since we 
> dont use coreutils's su, we dont need pam support. Anyway, I want to suck the 
> pam and termap deps out of:

Not to be a smart-alec, but that rather defeats the supposed added value
of redhat helping to develop SELinux. I think GRSec is where I will try
as I have time. However, I am extremely busy lately, so my contribution
will be slow.


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when the government's purposes are beneficient...The greatest dangers to
liberty lurk in insidious encroachment by men of zeal, well meaning but
without understanding."

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