[DSE-Dev] Bug#851760: selinux-policy-default: policy operations give error libsemanage.add_user: user system_u not in password file

Russell Coker russell at coker.com.au
Wed Jan 18 13:52:56 UTC 2017

Package: selinux-policy-default
Version: 2:2.20161023.1-2
Severity: minor
Tags: upstream

libsemanage.add_user: user system_u not in password file

Due to a combination of the way semanage now works and the way the policy is
written we get the above error on most semanage operations.

This is an annoying cosmetic error which is why it's minor.  We need to fix it
eventually but due to negative interactions with cron we can't do it before

There is a patch for cron but we can't apply that sort of thing now without a
really good reason, and this isn't a good reason for it.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: stretch/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 4.9.0-1-amd64 (SMP w/4 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_AU.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_AU.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash
Init: systemd (via /run/systemd/system)

Versions of packages selinux-policy-default depends on:
ii  libselinux1      2.6-3
ii  libsemanage1     2.6-2
ii  libsepol1        2.6-2
ii  policycoreutils  2.6-3
ii  selinux-utils    2.6-3

Versions of packages selinux-policy-default recommends:
ii  checkpolicy  2.6-2
ii  setools      4.0.1-5

Versions of packages selinux-policy-default suggests:
pn  logcheck        <none>
pn  syslog-summary  <none>

-- no debconf information

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