I've setup a CentOS 6.3 box with lighttpd, php-fpm and I can server both static files and PHP files with SELinux enabled if I leave the lighttpd home directory set to the default (/var/www/lighttpd).
However if I change the home directory to anything else, I get 403 forbidden errors when I try and access the server (if I have SELinux enabled).
If I disable SELinux an alternative home directory works fine - but I'd prefer not to have to disable SELinux.
I've read that I should run "chcon -R -h -t httpd_sys_content_t /my_new_docroot" and that should make SELinux happy but unfortunately when I do that I get the following errors:
changing security context of
chcon: failed to get security context offiles': Operation not supported
I suspect this is because I'm trying to use chcon on an SMB share which is mounted using fstab.
So I'm wondering how else I can solve this issue (besides flat out turning off SELinux) - any gurus out there have any suggestions for me?