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Old 01-21-2008, 03:21 PM   #1
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Unhappy ***loading problem in XMMS on Fedora 8***

hello everybody ,
2 days back i had installed Fedora 8 on my PC. now today i began to install XMMS player on my system.
I had these following packages(for installing XMMS) which I had earlier installed on my Fedora 7 O.S.
1. glib 1.2.2
2. gtk+- i.2.10
3. xmms-1.2.10 ; all these were tar.gz files.

on fedora 8 also they installed properly , but during the time of loading of XMMS player it gave me the following error:
[root@localhost ~]# xmms &
[1] 20636
[root@localhost ~]#
Gtk-WARNING **: Failed to load module "": cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
/usr/local/lib/xmms/Input/ cannot restore segment prot after reloc: Permission denied

Gdk-WARNING **: Missing charsets in FontSet creation

Gdk-WARNING **: ISO8859-1

Gdk-WARNING **: ISO8859-1

Gdk-WARNING **: JISX0208.1983-0

Gdk-WARNING **: KSC5601.1987-0

Gdk-WARNING **: GB2312.1980-0

Gdk-WARNING **: JISX0201.1976-0

Gdk-WARNING **: ISO10646-1

** WARNING **: Failed to open font: "-adobe-helvetica-bold-r-*-*-10-*".


alongwith this there was also another file which on the upper panel . On opening that file it read as follows :
SELinux is preventing xmms from loading
/usr/local/lib/xmms/Input/ which requires text relocation.

Detailed Description
The xmms application attempted to load
/usr/local/lib/xmms/Input/ which requires text relocation. This
is a potential security problem. Most libraries do not need this permission.
Libraries are sometimes coded incorrectly and request this permission. The web page explains how to
remove this requirement. You can configure SELinux temporarily to allow
/usr/local/lib/xmms/Input/ to use relocation as a workaround,
until the library is fixed. Please file a against this package.

Allowing Access
If you trust /usr/local/lib/xmms/Input/ to run correctly, you
can change the file context to textrel_shlib_t. "chcon -t textrel_shlib_t
/usr/local/lib/xmms/Input/" You must also change the default
file context files on the system in order to preserve them even on a full
relabel. "semanage fcontext -a -t textrel_shlib_t

The following command will allow this access:
chcon -t textrel_shlib_t /usr/local/lib/xmms/Input/

Additional Information

Source Context system_u:system_r:unconfined_t:s0-s0:c0.c1023
Target Context system_ubject_r:lib_t:s0
Target Objects /usr/local/lib/xmms/Input/ [ file ]
Affected RPM Packages
Policy RPM selinux-policy-3.0.8-44.fc8
Selinux Enabled True
Policy Type targeted
MLS Enabled True
Enforcing Mode Enforcing
Plugin Name plugins.allow_execmod
Host Name localhost.localdomain
Platform Linux localhost.localdomain #1 SMP
Tue Oct 30 13:55:12 EDT 2007 i686 athlon
Alert Count 12
First Seen Mon 21 Jan 2008 11:06:19 PM IST
Last Seen Tue 22 Jan 2008 01:15:27 AM IST
Local ID b237c754-7f06-4411-98a8-ff20df19c061
Line Numbers

Raw Audit Messages

avc: denied { execmod } for comm=xmms dev=sda7
path=/usr/local/lib/xmms/Input/ pid=25646
scontext=system_u:system_r:unconfined_t:s0-s0:c0.c1023 tclass=file


now what is this SELinux?
what all of this means please explain it to me?
how do I solve this problem?
Plz help me..............
Old 01-21-2008, 04:03 PM   #2
Registered: Jun 2006
Location: Massachusetts
Distribution: Gentoo
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I don't mean to divert this thread, but XMMS seems to be losing support from some of the distributions. It's a useful application, but has become old and somewhat unmaintained. From what I understand, there are now a lot of unfixed bugs.

I swore I would never use anything but XMMS, but I recently switched to Amarok and was very impressed. I don't have a single complaint about it, and definitely feel it was an improvement.

Perhaps it's worth a try?


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