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Strange SELinux issue preventing going to sleep

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Ever since a recent update, when I close the lid of my thinkpad, it does not go to sleep. When I unlock the screen, I see a desktop notification saying something like this:

 Power Manager
 GDBus.Error:org.freedesktop.DBus.error.accessdenied:  SELinux policy denies access.

Strangely though, I can not find any SELinux alerts in the troubleshooter. Looking at the updated packages, I find this:
selinux-policy-3.13.1-128.13.fc22.noarch. What is going on? How can I debug this to file a bug report?

posted Sep 18, 2015 by anonymous

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There's a systemd update that needs a newer selinux-policy. Both of them went out around the same time, so normally that would be fine. However, the systemd update needs the selinux-policy update to be installed when it updates, or it gets confused and you see symptoms like the above.

It seems to be the ordering is somewhat random, and some people have rpm install the selinux-policy update first and some have it apply after.

You can work around it by doing a:

systemctl daemon-reexec

or just reboot as it will have the correct policy on reboot.

answer Sep 18, 2015 by Amit Mishra
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