[Mageia-discuss] Where did the security level option go in server installs

Richard Couture rrc at LinuxCabal.org
Sat Oct 20 00:01:41 CEST 2012

I figured that it was something of the sort, however, in a sever install 
there is no package selection option.

Either one installs with or without X,
with or without documentation,
with or without suggested packages, the listing of which is not shown, 
or the Truly secure without urpm...

I have always, in the past with mandrake and with mandriva, installed 
with suggested packages, whatever they are, and at the end removed 
everything that was extraneous.

I was always given the option, at post install, to select a security 
level which I always put as HIGH.

If the solution is to install MSEC in the suggested packages install, 
can we put it back?

Does MSEC have a dependency of X?

I don't see why it would need to... There is an X based tool to 
configure MSEC, but anyone with an editor can edit the 
/etc/security/msec options with vi and they function perfectly, 
therefore X is not necessary for MSEC to function.

I have repeatedly asked the various authors, maintainers of MSEC to add 
an MCURSES interface for ease of configuration in terminal mode, and 
someday it may just appear.

Hopefully we can put the default security option back in the NON X based 
server install as it saves a lot of work editing the individual files 
that MSEC so nicely manages.


> On Wed, 17 Oct 2012 10:24:11 -0400, Richard Couture <rrc at linuxcabal.org>
> wrote:
>> I noticed while installing in server mode in Mageia 2, having deselected
>> all options on the initial package selection screen and choosing
>> suggested packages on the server install package selection screen that;
>> At the end of the install when presented with the configuration screen,
>> the Security Level option is no longer there.
> Looking at /usr/lib/libDrakX/install/any.pm, in the subroutine
> set_security,
> it has the line
> return if !-x "$::prefix/usr/sbin/msec";
> I'm guessing that msec was not one of the packages selected.
> Regards, Dave Hodgins

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