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       checkmodule - SELinux policy module compiler


       checkmodule [-h] [-b] [-c policy_version] [-C] [-E] [-m] [-M] [-U handle_unknown] [-V] [-o
       output_file] [input_file]


       This manual page describes the checkmodule command.

       checkmodule is a program that checks and compiles a SELinux security policy module into  a
       binary  representation.   It  can generate either a base policy module (default) or a non-
       base policy module (-m option); typically, you would build a non-base policy module to add
       to  an  existing  module store that already has a base module provided by the base policy.
       Use semodule_package(8) to combine this module with its optional file contexts to create a
       policy  package,  and  then  use semodule(8) to install the module package into the module
       store and load the resulting policy.


              Read an existing binary policy module file rather than a source policy module file.
              This option is a development/debugging aid.

              Write CIL policy file rather than binary policy file.

              Treat warnings as errors

              Print usage.

       -m     Generate a non-base policy module.

              Enable the MLS/MCS support when checking and compiling the policy module.

              Show policy versions created by this program.

       -o,--output filename
              Write   a  binary  policy  module  file  to  the  specified  filename.   Otherwise,
              checkmodule will only check the syntax of the  module  source  file  and  will  not
              generate a binary module at all.

       -U,--handle-unknown <action>
              Specify how the kernel should handle unknown classes or permissions (deny, allow or

       -c policyvers
              Specify the policy version, defaults to the latest.


       # Build a MLS/MCS-enabled non-base policy module.
       $ checkmodule -M -m httpd.te -o httpd.mod


       semodule(8),   semodule_package(8)   SELinux    Reference    Policy    documentation    at


       This  manual  page  was  copied  from  the checkpolicy man page written by Árpád Magosányi
       <>, and edited by Dan Walsh <>.  The  program  was
       written by Stephen Smalley <>.