"ldconfig exited ungracefully" - when dracut run as part of service

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  • SELinux is denying ldconfig read and write access to some files. Therefore, dracut -f prints the following message:

    /usr/bin/dracut -f /boot/initramfs-3.10.0-1062.1.2.el7.x86_64.img 3.10.0-1062.1.2.el7.x86_64
    ldconfig exited ungracefully
  • When trying to execute dracut as a service, ldconfig fails due to not being able to read/write files from dracut's temporary directory used as its chroot


  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL)
    • 7.7
    • 8.0
    • 8.1
  • SELinux

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