Linux, politics, and other interesting things
I’ve just updated my SE Linux repository for Squeeze to better support running mplayer on the i386 architecture, below is the APT sources.list line:
deb http://www.coker.com.au squeeze selinux
The first issue is a bug in the compilation of the SDL libraries which makes them request an executable stack (bug #613535). Recompiling the libraries on my system caused this bug to go away, so it must be some issue with the compilation process. I have previously summarised the execstack issue, but we haven’t solved this yet .
The next issue is the fact that the ffmpeg libraries require execmod access (see my previous post for the details of the execmod issue . The execmod issue with ffmpeg is pretty much the same as it was when I first wrote about the issue in 2008 
Finally the allow_execmem boolean needs to be set on i386 with the command “setsebool -P allow_execmem 1” to allow libGL the access it needs. This is an issue I haven’t been able to solve, I don’t know why libGL needs write and execute access to memory, I posted to the SE Linux list about this some time ago but didn’t get any good answers . Any suggestions would be appreciated.