SELinux: post-commit hook with svnserve getting a SELinux denied message: execute_no_trans.

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  • svnserve is not able to execute post-commit hooks
  • SELinux issues a permission denied message: execute_no_trans when executing post-commit hook in svnserve:

    Jun 24 14:49:50 abcd1234 setroubleshoot: SELinux is preventing /usr/bin/svnserve from execute_no_trans access on the file /demo/dir/hooks/post-commit. For complete SELinux messages run:sealert -l 469c2a8c-7eaf-491e-9239-abcd1234
  • We have migrated an application from RHEL 6 to RHEL 7 and got one SELinux issue that prevents to execute svnserve hooks


  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL)
    • 8.0
    • 7.7 and below
  • selinux-policy-3.13.1-255.el7 and older

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