Tuesday, September 04, 2012

HOWTO : Apparmor for xChat on Ubuntu 12.04

Apparmor is a kind of application firewall which is similar to SELinux. Apparmor is installed by default for Ubuntu.

The apparmor for xChat is not existed in /etc/apparmor.d/ and you should build your own. You can copy the following source code to the directory and enable it.

Step 1 :

sudo apt-get install apparmor-utils
sudo apt-get install xchat

Step 2 :


Make sure the line #19, #34 and #36 are match the installed version of Python. If you upgraded the Python to other version, make sure to change it accordingly; otherwise, xChat will not run as it is blocked by apparmor.

Copy the captioned source code and placed it to /etc/apparmor.d/ and name it as "usr.bin.xchat"

Step 3 :

After making the changes (if any), then enable it.

sudo aa-enforce /etc/apparmor.d/usr.bin.xchat

That's all! See you.


Apparmor manual for Ubuntu