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On RHEL and CentOS servers, when the selinux-policy-* RPM packages receive an update, is it always necessary to manually reload any custom modules I have built? When I see an update to selinux-policy-*, I have always reloaded any modules manually.

semodule -i /root/selinux/*.pp

If they must always be reloaded manually, is there a preferred method to make this happen?

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Answer is very simple: no. Modules are replaced by name and the version number. Unless you name your module same as a module provided by the official SELinux policy (which would be really silly indeed), you should be safe. No need to reload.

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