Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Arch Linux & AppAarmor
I've just recently started to work on bringing the boon of AppArmor to Arch Linux world. PKGBUILDs for AppArmor-patched kernel and userland tools will soon be published via AUR, just some things need to be polished and finished. Preparing kernel package went smooth. The major effort was to prepare PKGBUILD for AppArmor tools: they should be punished for what they did to its Makefiles. Hardcoded paths to some crucial utiilities (like pod2man), hardcoded dependency/use of rpm, default target that generates not only the binary, but also pdf documentation (and for that you need latex)... Just nightmare... The PKGBUILDs are mostly ready, I just need to put some more effort and create an /etc/rc.d startup script for AppArmor's aa-eventd. Stay tuned for AppArmor packages for Arch Linux!