Unable to set timezone with timedatectl when selinux is in "Enforcing mode".

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  • timedatectl gives error asFailed to set time zone: Access denied while setting timezone.
[root@test]# timedatectl set-timezone Europe/Luxembourg
Failed to set time zone: Access denied

In the /var/log/audit/audit.log is possible to see following message

type=SERVICE_START msg=audit(1680395088.982:164441): pid=1 uid=0 auid=4294967295 ses=4294967295 subj=system_u:system_r:init_t:s0 msg='unit=systemd-timedated comm="systemd" exe="/usr/lib/systemd/systemd" hostname=? addr=? terminal=? res=success'
type=AVC msg=audit(1680395093.387:164442): avc:  denied  { unlink } for  pid=54319 comm="systemd-timedat" name="localtime" dev="vda3" ino=146401 scontext=system_u:system_r:systemd_timedated_t:s0 tcontext=system_u:object_r:etc_t:s0 tclass=lnk_file permissive=0
type=SYSCALL msg=audit(1680395093.387:164442): arch=c000003e syscall=82 success=no exit=-13 a0=55f1afea7990 a1=55f1ae140d6a a2=0 a3=20 items=0 ppid=1 pid=54319 auid=4294967295 uid=0 gid=0 euid=0 suid=0 fsuid=0 egid=0 sgid=0 fsgid=0 tty=(none) ses=4294967295 comm="systemd-timedat" exe="/usr/lib/systemd/systemd-timedated" subj=system_u:system_r:systemd_timedated_t:s0 key=(null)
type=PROCTITLE msg=audit(1680395093.387:164442): proctitle="/usr/lib/systemd/systemd-timedated"


  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7

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