semanage command not found in CentOS 6 and RHEL 6

After installing the RHEL 6 and CentOS6 with minimal installation,I was configuring the rsyslog server. While configuring the rsyslog,without verifying I hit the semanage command.And result was with error – bash: semanage: command not found .
The method is applicable to Red Hat based operating system like RHEL 6 and CentOS 6

What is semanage

semanage is a SELinux Policy Management tool.With the help of semanage,we can configure the certain elements of SELinux policy without requiring modification to or recompilation from policy sources.

How to install semanage command in Red Hat based operating system

To install semanage ,run the below given command

yum install policycoreutils-python
[root@localhost ~]# yum install policycoreutils-python
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Setting up Install Process
Resolving Dependencies
--> Running transaction check
---> Package policycoreutils-python.x86_64 0:2.0.83-19.39.el6 will be installed
--> Processing Dependency: libsemanage-python >= 2.0.43-4 for package: policycoreutils-python-2.0.83-19.39.el6.x86_64
--> Processing Dependency: audit-libs-python >= 1.4.2-1 for package: policycoreutils-python-2.0.83-19.39.el6.x86_64
--> Processing Dependency: setools-libs-python for package: policycoreutils-python-2.0.83-19.39.el6.x86_64
--> Processing Dependency: libselinux-python for package: policycoreutils-python-2.0.83-19.39.el6.x86_64
--> Processing Dependency: libcgroup for package: policycoreutils-python-2.0.83-19.39.el6.x86_64
--> Running transaction check
---> Package audit-libs-python.x86_64 0:2.2-2.el6 will be installed
---> Package libcgroup.x86_64 0:0.40.rc1-5.el6_5.1 will be installed
---> Package libselinux-python.x86_64 0:2.0.94-5.3.el6_4.1 will be installed
---> Package libsemanage-python.x86_64 0:2.0.43-4.2.el6 will be installed
---> Package setools-libs-python.x86_64 0:3.3.7-4.el6 will be installed
--> Processing Dependency: setools-libs = 3.3.7-4.el6 for package: setools-libs-python-3.3.7-4.el6.x86_64
--> Processing Dependency: libsefs.so.4(VERS_4.0)(64bit) for package: setools-libs-python-3.3.7-4.el6.x86_64
--> Processing Dependency: libseaudit.so.4(VERS_4.2)(64bit) for package: setools-libs-python-3.3.7-4.el6.x86_64
--> Processing Dependency: libseaudit.so.4(VERS_4.1)(64bit) for package: setools-libs-python-3.3.7-4.el6.x86_64
--> Processing Dependency: libqpol.so.1(VERS_1.4)(64bit) for package: setools-libs-python-3.3.7-4.el6.x86_64
--> Processing Dependency: libqpol.so.1(VERS_1.3)(64bit) for package: setools-libs-python-3.3.7-4.el6.x86_64
--> Processing Dependency: libqpol.so.1(VERS_1.2)(64bit) for package: setools-libs-python-3.3.7-4.el6.x86_64
--> Processing Dependency: libpoldiff.so.1(VERS_1.3)(64bit) for package: setools-libs-python-3.3.7-4.el6.x86_64
--> Processing Dependency: libpoldiff.so.1(VERS_1.2)(64bit) for package: setools-libs-python-3.3.7-4.el6.x86_64
--> Processing Dependency: libapol.so.4(VERS_4.1)(64bit) for package: setools-libs-python-3.3.7-4.el6.x86_64
--> Processing Dependency: libapol.so.4(VERS_4.0)(64bit) for package: setools-libs-python-3.3.7-4.el6.x86_64
--> Processing Dependency: libsefs.so.4()(64bit) for package: setools-libs-python-3.3.7-4.el6.x86_64
--> Processing Dependency: libseaudit.so.4()(64bit) for package: setools-libs-python-3.3.7-4.el6.x86_64
--> Processing Dependency: libqpol.so.1()(64bit) for package: setools-libs-python-3.3.7-4.el6.x86_64
--> Processing Dependency: libpoldiff.so.1()(64bit) for package: setools-libs-python-3.3.7-4.el6.x86_64
--> Processing Dependency: libapol.so.4()(64bit) for package: setools-libs-python-3.3.7-4.el6.x86_64
--> Running transaction check
---> Package setools-libs.x86_64 0:3.3.7-4.el6 will be installed
--> Finished Dependency Resolution

Dependencies Resolved

=====================================================================================================
 Package                         Arch            Version                      Repository        Size
=====================================================================================================
Installing:
 policycoreutils-python          x86_64          2.0.83-19.39.el6             base             343 k
Installing for dependencies:
 audit-libs-python               x86_64          2.2-2.el6                    base              59 k
 libcgroup                       x86_64          0.40.rc1-5.el6_5.1           updates          125 k
 libselinux-python               x86_64          2.0.94-5.3.el6_4.1           base             202 k
 libsemanage-python              x86_64          2.0.43-4.2.el6               base              81 k
 setools-libs                    x86_64          3.3.7-4.el6                  base             400 k
 setools-libs-python             x86_64          3.3.7-4.el6                  base             222 k

Transaction Summary
=====================================================================================================
Install       7 Package(s)

Total download size: 1.4 M
Installed size: 5.1 M
Is this ok [y/N]: y
Downloading Packages:
(1/7): audit-libs-python-2.2-2.el6.x86_64.rpm                                 |  59 kB     00:01     
(2/7): libcgroup-0.40.rc1-5.el6_5.1.x86_64.rpm                                | 125 kB     00:02     
(3/7): libselinux-python-2.0.94-5.3.el6_4.1.x86_64.rpm                        | 202 kB     00:04     
(4/7): libsemanage-python-2.0.43-4.2.el6.x86_64.rpm                           |  81 kB     00:01     
(5/7): policycoreutils-python-2.0.83-19.39.el6.x86_64.rpm                     | 343 kB     00:05     
(6/7): setools-libs-3.3.7-4.el6.x86_64.rpm                                    | 400 kB     00:10     
(7/7): setools-libs-python-3.3.7-4.el6.x86_64.rpm                             | 222 kB     00:04     
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Total                                                                 38 kB/s | 1.4 MB     00:37     
Running rpm_check_debug
Running Transaction Test
Transaction Test Succeeded
Running Transaction
  Installing : libselinux-python-2.0.94-5.3.el6_4.1.x86_64                                       1/7 
  Installing : setools-libs-3.3.7-4.el6.x86_64                                                   2/7 
  Installing : setools-libs-python-3.3.7-4.el6.x86_64                                            3/7 
  Installing : libsemanage-python-2.0.43-4.2.el6.x86_64                                          4/7 
  Installing : libcgroup-0.40.rc1-5.el6_5.1.x86_64                                               5/7 
  Installing : audit-libs-python-2.2-2.el6.x86_64                                                6/7 
  Installing : policycoreutils-python-2.0.83-19.39.el6.x86_64                                    7/7 
  Verifying  : audit-libs-python-2.2-2.el6.x86_64                                                1/7 
  Verifying  : setools-libs-python-3.3.7-4.el6.x86_64                                            2/7 
  Verifying  : libcgroup-0.40.rc1-5.el6_5.1.x86_64                                               3/7 
  Verifying  : libsemanage-python-2.0.43-4.2.el6.x86_64                                          4/7 
  Verifying  : policycoreutils-python-2.0.83-19.39.el6.x86_64                                    5/7 
  Verifying  : setools-libs-3.3.7-4.el6.x86_64                                                   6/7 
  Verifying  : libselinux-python-2.0.94-5.3.el6_4.1.x86_64                                       7/7 

Installed:
  policycoreutils-python.x86_64 0:2.0.83-19.39.el6                                                   

Dependency Installed:
  audit-libs-python.x86_64 0:2.2-2.el6               libcgroup.x86_64 0:0.40.rc1-5.el6_5.1          
  libselinux-python.x86_64 0:2.0.94-5.3.el6_4.1      libsemanage-python.x86_64 0:2.0.43-4.2.el6     
  setools-libs.x86_64 0:3.3.7-4.el6                  setools-libs-python.x86_64 0:3.3.7-4.el6       

Complete!
[root@localhost ~]#  

Note: After installation, check the absolute path of semanage command.
Use the below given command

which semanage

Specimen :

[root@localhost ~]#  which semanage
/usr/sbin/semanage
[root@localhost ~]# 

Alternatively, you can also use the whereis command

whereis semanage

Specimen :

[root@localhost ~]# whereis semanage
semanage: /usr/sbin/semanage /usr/share/man/man8/semanage.8.gz
[root@localhost ~]#

To know more about semanage. Read the man page of semanage

man semanage

(Follow this guide in case man command not found)


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3 responses to “semanage command not found in CentOS 6 and RHEL 6”

  1. Srinivasan Avatar
    Srinivasan

    Thanks. Its Helped a lot.

  2. SR Avatar
    SR

    Thanks! Definitely helped!

    1. sharad chhetri Avatar

      You are welcome Sam!

      Regards
      Sharad

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