Re: Kyum: /var/log/yum.log, could not be opened for reading.

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ron wrote:
On Sun, 2006-07-02 at 15:24 -0400

ron wrote:

 >> Hello,

 >> Kyum says "/var/log/yum.log  could not be opened for reading.".

 >> I can view the yum.log outside of kyum.

 >> Can anyone help?

 >> -ron-

ON Mon, 03 Jul 2006 08:56:32 +0100

Paul wrote:

 > If you have SELinux in enforcing mode, what's the output of:

 > # ls -lZ /var/log/yum.log $(which kyum)

 > Paul.


SELinux is in enforcing mode.

The output of:

# ls -lZ /var/log/yum.log $(which kyum)


[root@corefive ~]# ls -lZ /var/log/yum.log $(which kyum)

-rwxr-xr-x  root root system_u:object_r:bin_t          /usr/bin/kyum

-rw-------  root root system_u:object_r:rpm_log_t      /var/log/yum.log

[root@corefive ~]#

Hmm, it appears that kyum is just a GUI front-end for yum (i.e. it invokes yum itself to do the work), compared with say yumex, which uses yum APIs but not the yum executable itself. So kyum doesn't need the same SELinux context as yum, unlike yumex. Apart, that is, from the need to read rpm/yum log files.

So give this a try:

# chcon -t rpm_exec_t /usr/bin/kyum

Then try kyum again, and make sure it still works OK for installing/removing packages (try it on something you don't care much about), as well as being able to read the yum log.


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