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I've just started learning to configure SELINUX and this morning on my CentOS 6.4 x64 system, with postfix/dovecot/mysql installed, I woke up to the following selinux issue

found 1 alerts in /var/log/audit/audit.log
----------------------------------------------------------------------------

SELinux is preventing /usr/libexec/dovecot/lmtp from write access on the directory sieve.

*****  Plugin catchall (100. confidence) suggests    ***************************

If you believe that lmtp should be allowed write access on the sieve directory by default.
Then you should report this as a bug.
You can generate a local policy module to allow this access.
Do
allow this access for now by executing:
# grep lmtp /var/log/audit/audit.log | audit2allow -M mypol # semodule -i mypol.pp
# semodule -i mypol.pp

When I run

grep lmtp /var/log/audit/audit.log | audit2allow -M mypol # semodule -i mypol.pp

I get

module dovecot 1.0;
require {
        type dovecot_etc_t;
        type dovecot_t;
        class dir write;
}
#============= dovecot_t ==============
allow dovecot_t dovecot_etc_t:dir write;

and then when I run

semodule -i mypol.pp

I get

libsepol.print_missing_requirements: dovecot's global requirements were not
met: type/attribute dovecot_etc_t (No such file or directory).
libsemanage.semanage_link_sandbox: Link packages failed (No such file or directory).
semodule:  Failed!

This has worked for me in the past but it's stumped me this time :s. Can anyone push me in the right direction, please?

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