selinux-basics - SELinux basic support

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Distribution Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus)
Repository Ubuntu Universe i386
Package name selinux-basics
Package version 0.5.2
Package architecture all
Package type deb
Installed size 87 B
Download size 14.62 KB
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This package will pull in basic SELinux stuff to ease installation, as well
as provide scripts and helpers to work around common problems.


Package Version Architecture Repository
selinux-basics_0.5.2_all.deb 0.5.2 all Ubuntu Universe
selinux-basics - - -


Name Value
checkpolicy -
policycoreutils -
python:any >= 2.7.1-0ubuntu2
selinux-utils -


Type URL
Binary Package selinux-basics_0.5.2_all.deb
Source Package selinux-basics

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install selinux-basics deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install selinux-basics




2013-09-20 - Laurent Bigonville <>
selinux-basics (0.5.2) unstable; urgency=low
[ Mika Pflüger ]
* Team upload.
* selinux-policy-upgrade: Support bz2-encrypted binary policy modules.
* selinux-policy-upgrade: Remove the addition of milter.pp when dkim.pp
is loaded, it is not necessary anymore.
[ Laurent Bigonville ]
* debian/control:
- Bump Standards-Version to 3.9.4 (no further changes)
- Use canonical URL for Vcs-Svn field
2012-12-15 - Laurent Bigonville <>
selinux-basics (0.5.1) experimental; urgency=low
* Team upload.
* Switch to dpkg-source 3.0 (native) format
* Switch to dh sequence and dh_python2
* debian/control:
- Bump Standards-Version to 3.9.3 (no further changes)
- Add ${misc:Depends} to the dependencies
- Update Vcs-* fields
- Add X-Python-Version field
- Put under the Debian SELinux team maintenance
- Use a Breaks instead of a versionized Conflicts
* Remove udev rules, legacy ptys are not enabled in the kernel since squeeze
(Closes: #622563)
* tests/ Fix detection whether selinux pam module is called from
login service (Closes: #531660)
* Fix python 2.6 deprecations in several tests, thanks to Robert Bihlmeyer
for the patches (Closes: #585354, #654608)
* Add debian/gbp.conf file
* tests/ Fix path of the pam service file
* tests/ Add support for /sys/fs/selinux
* debian/selinux-basics.postinst: Only run update-grub if a configuration
has been modified
* selinux-activate: wdm PAM service now contains the required calls to the
Selinux PAM modules
2012-01-25 - Russell Coker <>
selinux-basics (0.5.0) unstable; urgency=low
* Support the security=selinux command line option in selinux-activate and
add it on package upgrade if selinux=1 is being used.
2011-01-23 - Russell Coker <>
selinux-basics (0.3.8) unstable; urgency=low
* Made selinux-policy-upgrade load milter.pp when dkim.pp is loaded, needed
for a clean upgrade from Lenny.
2011-01-07 - Russell Coker <>
selinux-basics (0.3.7) unstable; urgency=low
* Made selinux-policy-upgrade remove the obsolete modules procmail and
tmpreaper.  Also made it conflict with old versions of policy that might
contain such modules.
Closes: #584782
* Use "set -e" instead of "#!/bin/sh -e" on scripts.
2010-04-16 - Russell Coker <>
selinux-basics (0.3.6) unstable; urgency=low
* selinux-activate no longer touches /etc/pam.d/login - the default should
be OK.  Also made it update the configuration of grub2.
2010-02-13 - gregor herrmann <>
selinux-basics (0.3.5+nmu2) unstable; urgency=low
* Non-maintainer upload.
* Fix "fails to install" by calling dh_installdirs in debian/rules,
otherwise the directory for the symlink is missing (closes: #566576).
2009-10-10 - Petter Reinholdtsen <>
selinux-basics (0.3.5+nmu1) unstable; urgency=low
* Non-maintainer upload to fix release goal.
* Add $remote_fs as init.d script dependency (Closes: #541765).
2008-09-15 - Russell Coker <>
selinux-basics (0.3.5) unstable; urgency=low
* Added selinux-config-enforcing to set enforcing mode.
Closes: #498973
* Only recommend selinux-policy-default, no other policy.
* Updated the man pages to refer to each other.
2008-09-09 - Russell Coker <>
selinux-basics (0.3.4) unstable; urgency=low
* Take ownership of the package (temporarily at least).
* Made selinux-activate work on systems without GRUB.
Closes: #498324
* Made selinux-policy-upgrade work when there are local modules.
Closes: #498323

See Also

Package Description
selinux-policy-default_2.20140421-9_all.deb Strict and Targeted variants of the SELinux policy
selinux-policy-dev_2.20140421-9_all.deb Headers from the SELinux reference policy for building modules
selinux-policy-doc_2.20140421-9_all.deb Documentation for the SELinux reference policy
selinux-policy-dummy_0.1_all.deb Empty Security-Enhanced Linux policy (dummy package)
selinux-policy-mls_2.20140421-9_all.deb MLS (Multi Level Security) variant of the SELinux policy
selinux-policy-src_2.20140421-9_all.deb Source of the SELinux reference policy for customization
selinux-policy-ubuntu-dev_0.2.20091117-0ubuntu2_all.deb Security-Enhanced Linux Reference Policy Development Headers
selinux-policy-ubuntu-doc_0.2.20091117-0ubuntu2_all.deb Security-Enhanced Linux Reference Policy Documentation
selinux-policy-ubuntu_0.2.20091117-0ubuntu2_all.deb Security-Enhanced Linux Reference Policy
selinux-utils_2.4-3build2_i386.deb SELinux utility programs
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