[DSE-Dev] Bug#805493: release-notes: Document how to migrate SELinux policies from the old store to the new one

Laurent Bigonville bigon at debian.org
Wed Nov 18 18:36:51 UTC 2015

Package: release-notes
Severity: normal
User: selinux-devel at lists.alioth.debian.org
Usertags: selinux


With the new SELinux userspace 2.4, the policy store has moved from
/etc/selinux/<policy_name> to /var/lib/selinux/<policy_name> (the format
of the store has also changed).

The packages from the refpolicy (selinux-policy-default and
selinux-policy-mls) should be fixed to automatically migrate the the new
store (ATM this still need to be done, see #805492)

We should probably document how to do the migration for the policies
maintained directly by the users and quickly explain the differences.


Laurent Bigonville

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