[DSE-Dev] Bug#756826: libselinux1: Please apply upstream patch that adds libpcre versions to file_context format

Laurent Bigonville bigon at debian.org
Sat Aug 2 08:31:00 UTC 2014

Package: libselinux1
Version: 2.3-1
Severity: serious
Tags: sid jessie
Owner: Laurent Bigonville <bigon at debian.org>


libselinux is using a compiled version of the file_context files to
speedup lookup.

With the last libpcre release the representation of these compiled regex
has changed and this could lead to file contexts not being applied properly
or to some segfaults if the files are not regenerated after libpcre is

Upstream has fixed that by adding the libpcre version used to the
headers of the compiled files. See the following patch:

This bug is a reminder that we need this patch applied before jessie is


Laurent Bigonville

-- System Information:
Debian Release: jessie/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)
Foreign Architectures: i386

Kernel: Linux 3.14-2-amd64 (SMP w/8 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=fr_BE.utf8, LC_CTYPE=fr_BE.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages libselinux1:amd64 depends on:
ii  libc6              2.19-7
ii  libpcre3           1:8.35-3
ii  multiarch-support  2.19-7

libselinux1:amd64 recommends no packages.

libselinux1:amd64 suggests no packages.

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