SELinux Fedora Policy is a fork of the SELinux reference policy. The fedora-selinux/selinux-policy repo makes Fedora packaging simpler and more transparent for packagers, upstream developers, and users. It is used for applying downstream Fedora fixes, for communication about proposed/committed changes, and for communication with upstream and the community. It reflects the upstream repository structure to make submitting patches to upstream easy.



On GitHub, we have one repository containing the policy sources.

$ cd selinux-policy
$ git remote -v
origin (fetch)

$ git branch -r
origin/HEAD -> origin/master

Note: As opposed to dist-git, the Rawhide content resides in the rawhide branch rather than master.


Package sources in dist-git are composed from the selinux-policy repository snapshot tarball, container-selinux policy files snapshot, the macro-expander script snapshot, and from other config files.

Build process

  1. Clone the fedora-selinux/selinux-policy repository.

    $ cd ~/devel/github
    $ git clone
    $ cd selinux-policy
  2. Create, backport, or cherry-pick needed changes to a particular branch and push them.

  3. Clone the selinux-policy dist-git repository.

    $ cd ~/devel/dist-git
    $ fedpkg clone selinux-policy
    $ cd selinux-policy
  4. Download the latest snapshot from the selinux-policy GitHub repository.

    $ ./
  5. Add changes to the dist-git repository, bump release, create a changelog entry, commit, and push.

  6. Build the package.
    $ fedpkg build