semanage command not found Not able to apply SELinux context

Suddenly i saw an error bash: semanage command not found while i am applying fcontext to samba share.  Oops i am not sure that what is the package missing to bring back semanage command.  No need to worry we can simply get an required packages list from yum command.

Before trying yum actual command i just tried yum install semanage it doesn’t know what i was trying to install because there is no package name called semanage.

# semanage fcontext -a -t samba_share_t "/srv/shiny-server(/.*)?"
bash: semanage: command not found

Verified whether SELinux is running or not using below command

# sestatus
SELinux status: enabled
SELinuxfs mount: /sys/fs/selinux
SELinux root directory: /etc/selinux
Loaded policy name: targeted
Current mode: enforcing
Mode from config file: enforcing
Policy MLS status: enabled
Policy deny_unknown status: allowed
Max kernel policy version: 28

Use below yum command to see which packages you have to install in order to get semanage command not found resolved

# yum whatprovides /usr/sbin/semanage

Or

# yum provides /usr/sbin/semanage
Loaded plugins: fastestmirror
Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile
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 * extras: mirror.overthewire.com.au
 * updates: mirror.overthewire.com.au
policycoreutils-python-2.5-8.el7.x86_64 : SELinux policy core python utilities
Repo : base
Matched from:
Filename : /usr/sbin/semanage

policycoreutils-python-2.5-9.el7.x86_64 : SELinux policy core python utilities
Repo : updates
Matched from:
Filename : /usr/sbin/semanage

policycoreutils-python-2.5-11.el7_3.x86_64 : SELinux policy core python utilities
Repo : updates
Matched from:
Filename : /usr/sbin/semanage

Now install policycoreutils-python to bring back semanage command

semanage command not found will resolve install packages

# yum -y install policycoreutils-python
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Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile
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 * extras: mirror.overthewire.com.au
 * updates: mirror.overthewire.com.au
Resolving Dependencies
--> Running transaction check
---> Package policycoreutils-python.x86_64 0:2.5-11.el7_3 will be installed
--> Processing Dependency: setools-libs >= 3.3.8-1 for package: policycoreutils-python-2.5-11.el7_3.x86_64
--> Processing Dependency: libsemanage-python >= 2.5-5 for package: policycoreutils-python-2.5-11.el7_3.x86_64
--> Processing Dependency: audit-libs-python >= 2.1.3-4 for package: policycoreutils-python-2.5-11.el7_3.x86_64
--> Processing Dependency: python-IPy for package: policycoreutils-python-2.5-11.el7_3.x86_64
--> Processing Dependency: libqpol.so.1(VERS_1.4)(64bit) for package: policycoreutils-python-2.5-11.el7_3.x86_64
--> Processing Dependency: libqpol.so.1(VERS_1.2)(64bit) for package: policycoreutils-python-2.5-11.el7_3.x86_64
--> Processing Dependency: libcgroup for package: policycoreutils-python-2.5-11.el7_3.x86_64
--> Processing Dependency: libapol.so.4(VERS_4.0)(64bit) for package: policycoreutils-python-2.5-11.el7_3.x86_64
--> Processing Dependency: checkpolicy for package: policycoreutils-python-2.5-11.el7_3.x86_64
--> Processing Dependency: libqpol.so.1()(64bit) for package: policycoreutils-python-2.5-11.el7_3.x86_64
--> Processing Dependency: libapol.so.4()(64bit) for package: policycoreutils-python-2.5-11.el7_3.x86_64
--> Running transaction check
---> Package audit-libs-python.x86_64 0:2.6.5-3.el7_3.1 will be installed
---> Package checkpolicy.x86_64 0:2.5-4.el7 will be installed
---> Package libcgroup.x86_64 0:0.41-11.el7 will be installed
---> Package libsemanage-python.x86_64 0:2.5-5.1.el7_3 will be installed
---> Package python-IPy.noarch 0:0.75-6.el7 will be installed
---> Package setools-libs.x86_64 0:3.3.8-1.1.el7 will be installed
--> Finished Dependency Resolution

Dependencies Resolved

===============================================================================================================================================
 Package Arch Version Repository Size
===============================================================================================================================================
Installing:
 policycoreutils-python x86_64 2.5-11.el7_3 updates 445 k
Installing for dependencies:
 audit-libs-python x86_64 2.6.5-3.el7_3.1 updates 70 k
 checkpolicy x86_64 2.5-4.el7 base 290 k
 libcgroup x86_64 0.41-11.el7 base 65 k
 libsemanage-python x86_64 2.5-5.1.el7_3 updates 104 k
 python-IPy noarch 0.75-6.el7 base 32 k
 setools-libs x86_64 3.3.8-1.1.el7 base 612 k

Transaction Summary
===============================================================================================================================================
Install 1 Package (+6 Dependent packages)

Total download size: 1.6 M
Installed size: 5.1 M
Downloading packages:
(1/7): audit-libs-python-2.6.5-3.el7_3.1.x86_64.rpm | 70 kB 00:00:00
(2/7): libcgroup-0.41-11.el7.x86_64.rpm | 65 kB 00:00:00
(3/7): libsemanage-python-2.5-5.1.el7_3.x86_64.rpm | 104 kB 00:00:00
(4/7): policycoreutils-python-2.5-11.el7_3.x86_64.rpm | 445 kB 00:00:00
(5/7): python-IPy-0.75-6.el7.noarch.rpm | 32 kB 00:00:00
(6/7): setools-libs-3.3.8-1.1.el7.x86_64.rpm | 612 kB 00:00:00
(7/7): checkpolicy-2.5-4.el7.x86_64.rpm | 290 kB 00:00:00
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Total 6.3 MB/s | 1.6 MB 00:00:00
Running transaction check
Running transaction test
Transaction test succeeded
Running transaction
 Installing : setools-libs-3.3.8-1.1.el7.x86_64 1/7
 Installing : checkpolicy-2.5-4.el7.x86_64 2/7
 Installing : libcgroup-0.41-11.el7.x86_64 3/7
 Installing : python-IPy-0.75-6.el7.noarch 4/7
 Installing : libsemanage-python-2.5-5.1.el7_3.x86_64 5/7
 Installing : audit-libs-python-2.6.5-3.el7_3.1.x86_64 6/7
 Installing : policycoreutils-python-2.5-11.el7_3.x86_64 7/7
 Verifying : audit-libs-python-2.6.5-3.el7_3.1.x86_64 1/7
 Verifying : libsemanage-python-2.5-5.1.el7_3.x86_64 2/7
 Verifying : python-IPy-0.75-6.el7.noarch 3/7
 Verifying : libcgroup-0.41-11.el7.x86_64 4/7
 Verifying : policycoreutils-python-2.5-11.el7_3.x86_64 5/7
 Verifying : checkpolicy-2.5-4.el7.x86_64 6/7
 Verifying : setools-libs-3.3.8-1.1.el7.x86_64 7/7

Installed:
 policycoreutils-python.x86_64 0:2.5-11.el7_3

Dependency Installed:
 audit-libs-python.x86_64 0:2.6.5-3.el7_3.1 checkpolicy.x86_64 0:2.5-4.el7 libcgroup.x86_64 0:0.41-11.el7
 libsemanage-python.x86_64 0:2.5-5.1.el7_3 python-IPy.noarch 0:0.75-6.el7 setools-libs.x86_64 0:3.3.8-1.1.el7

Complete!

That’s it now try to run semanage command will work like charm.!! SELinux Guide semanage command not found resolved.

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