[scribus] SElinux alert from Scribus 135

Gregory Pittman gpittman at iglou.com
Fri May 30 00:29:53 CEST 2008

Craig Ringer wrote:
> Roger wrote:
>> Apologies for the length of this post.
>> This type of SELinux alert pops up frequently since installing the 135svn last
>> night.
>> I have had it today on 3 different .so files that Scribus installed and have run
>> the  chcon -t textrel_shlib_t
>> /home/user/scribusbuild/lib/scribus/plugins/libmeshdistortion.so as below.
>> Is this a bug or something in my system.
>> What can I do to fix the problem
> Given that you've run the chcon command given by SELinunx I'm not sure 
> what your workaround options are. SELinux is a bit of a black box to me.
> As Scribus is not security-critical and won't be processing untrusted 
> data, let alone with the mesh distortion plugin, it's fine to permit it 
> to load.
> As for the actual issue with the Scribus code that's causing SELinux to 
> complain:
> http://people.redhat.com/drepper/textrelocs.html
> ... which notes among other things that modern code really MUST be built 
> with -fpic or -fpie.
I don't have libmeshdistortion.so in my installation of 135. Is this 
something to do with PoDoFo? (one thing I don't have)


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