libcap2 - POSIX 1003.1e capabilities (library)

Distribution: Debian 8 (Jessie)
Repository: Debian Main amd64
Package name: libcap2
Package version: 2.24
Package release: 8
Package architecture: amd64
Package type: deb
Installed size: 61 B
Download size: 14.96 KB
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Libcap implements the user-space interfaces to the POSIX 1003.1e capabilities available in Linux kernels. These capabilities are a partitioning of the all powerful root privilege into a set of distinct privileges. This package contains the shared library.



    Binary package: libcap2_2.24-8_amd64.deb
    Source package: libcap2

    Install Howto

    1. Update the package index:
      # sudo apt-get update
    2. Install libcap2 deb package:
      # sudo apt-get install libcap2


    • /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/
    • /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/
    • /usr/share/doc/libcap2/changelog.Debian.gz
    • /usr/share/doc/libcap2/changelog.gz
    • /usr/share/doc/libcap2/copyright


    2015-03-29 - Christian Kastner <> libcap2 (1:2.24-8) unstable; urgency=medium * debian/libcap2-bin.maintscript: - Drop, because using rm_conffile to clean up an obsolete conffile that was moved to another package can lead to breakage, see: Closes: #781050 * debian/watch: - Drop stray empty opts= (invalid syntax breaks uscan checks)

    2015-03-13 - Christian Kastner <> libcap2 (1:2.24-7) unstable; urgency=medium * debian/libcap2-bin.maintscript: - Remove obsolete conffile capability.conf. Closes: #768229 * debian/control: - Add Breaks+Replaces for libcap-bin. libcap-bin was removed after lenny, but the transition to libcap2-bin was not fully handled. Closes: #780411

    2014-09-25 - Christian Kastner <> libcap2 (1:2.24-6) unstable; urgency=medium * debian/rules: - Use proper assignment for CC. It has a default value, so ?= assignment does not make sense. Using := fixes a FTCBFS. Thanks, Helmut Grohne. Closes: #762575 * debian/control: - Add XS-Testsuite for autopkgtest * debian/tests/executables: - Add an autopkgtest for getcap(8) and setcap(8) functionality

    2014-09-19 - Christian Kastner <> libcap2 (1:2.24-5) unstable; urgency=medium * debian/libcap2-bin.lintian-overrides: - Drop this file; it only contained an unused lintian override for statically-linked-binary * debian/control: - Bump Standards-Version to 3.9.6 (no changes needed) - Add binary package libcap2-dbg for debugging symbols * debian/rules: - Use dpkg/ instead of manual assignment - Rework the cross-compiling support. Less code, and less assumptions about the environment - Create dirs in override_dh_installdirs - Simplify installation stage - Add override_dh_strip to place symbols in libcap2-dbg * Package libcap-dev: - Move the static library from /lib/ to /usr/lib/, where development files belong according to the FHS. /lib/ is only for essential shared libraries. * debian/TODO: - Drop file (all items were either dropped or completed)

    2014-07-26 - Christian Kastner <> libcap2 (1:2.24-4) unstable; urgency=low * debian/control: - Set myself to maintainer. Closes: #756091 - Drop redundant Section - Drop redundant Priority fields - Add Multi-Arch field for libcap2-bin - Point Vcs-* URLs to collab-maint * debian/rules: - Drop dh_builddeb override, xz is now default - Drop override_dh_makeshlibs; a symbols file is provided now * debian/copyright: - Add myself - Add missing copyright for manpages - Add missing copyright for contrib/* * debian/symbols: - Create symbols file * debian/watch: - Create watch file * debian/manpages: - Fix typo in manpage name (getcaps -> getpcaps) - Drop capsh.8, upstream ships capsh.1 now * debian/source/options: - Remove, as xz is now the default compression algo * debian/patches (refreshed): - Update headers to play more nicely with gbp-pq * debian/patches (added): - 0004-Don-t-hardcode-build-flags Needed so that hardening flags get honored - 0005-Syntax-fixes-for-man-pages

    2014-07-25 - Daniel Baumann <> libcap2 (1:2.24-3) unstable; urgency=medium * I don't care anymore, not worth it.. orphaning.

    2014-07-22 - Daniel Baumann <> libcap2 (1:2.24-2) unstable; urgency=low * Adding provides for libcap2-dev that got lost during rebase (Closes: #755559).