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Re: Bug#179125: maintainer scripts tries to exec script in /tmp

On Tue, 4 Feb 2003 00:29, Oliver Elphick wrote:
> That is because I responded to Russell Coker's wishes for SELinux!
> What I used to do was 'su - postgres -c "command ..."'.
> Russell complained that this wouldn't work with SELinux's security and
> that I should use start-stop-daemon instead.  In order to do that, I
> have to give it a script to run; otherwise I can't feed a sequence of
> commands to one run of start-stop-daemon.

Couldn't you have start-stop-daemon run a shell script in /usr/sbin that uses 
parameters or environment variables or whatever it takes to do the job?

You could take the original init script, remove the "su" bits, put it in 
/usr/sbin and then have it called by the new init script.

http://www.coker.com.au/selinux/   My NSA Security Enhanced Linux packages
http://www.coker.com.au/bonnie++/  Bonnie++ hard drive benchmark
http://www.coker.com.au/postal/    Postal SMTP/POP benchmark
http://www.coker.com.au/~russell/  My home page

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