calife - Provides super user privileges to specific users

Property Value
Distribution Debian 8 (Jessie)
Repository Debian Main i386
Package name calife
Package version 3.0.1
Package release 4
Package architecture i386
Package type deb
Installed size 83 B
Download size 25.57 KB
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Calife is a lightweight alternative to Sudo.
It allows selected users to obtain a shell with the identity
of root, or another user, after entering their own password.
This permits the system administrator to grant root privileges
without sharing the root password.


Package Version Architecture Repository
calife_3.0.1-4_amd64.deb 3.0.1 amd64 Debian Main
calife - - -


Name Value
libc6 >= 2.4


Type URL
Binary Package calife_3.0.1-4_i386.deb
Source Package calife

Install Howto

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




2012-03-18 - Christian Perrier <>
calife (1:3.0.1-4) unstable; urgency=low
* Update Standard to 3.9.3 (checked)
* Bump debhelper compatibility to 9
* calife.pam: Use common-* files to make local customization easier
Closes: #602904
2010-09-26 - Christian Perrier <>
calife (1:3.0.1-3) unstable; urgency=low
* Update config.{guess,sub} by using --with autotools_dev switch
to dh. Thanks to Michael Biebl for the hint.
2010-09-05 - Christian Perrier <>
calife (1:3.0.1-2) unstable; urgency=low
* Use up-to-date config.{guess,sub} files at build time
Closes: #558805
* Update Standards to 3.9.1 (checked, no change)
* Update copyright date for the Debian packaging in debian/control
2009-12-25 - Christian Perrier <>
calife (1:3.0.1-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release
2009-12-01 - Christian Perrier <>
calife (1:3.0-4) unstable; urgency=low
* Reintroduce some logic in debian/rules to update
config.{sub|guess} at build time to avoid FTBFS on recent
architectures. Closes: #558805
2009-11-28 - Christian Perrier <>
calife (1:3.0-3) unstable; urgency=low
* Explicitly add README to newly created debian/
* Add README.en there too
2009-11-08 - Christian Perrier <>
calife (1:3.0-2) unstable; urgency=low
* Convert to source format 3.0
2009-11-07 - Christian Perrier <>
calife (1:3.0-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release. Closes: #554784
* As we unfortunately didn't use a "~", introduce an epoch to guarantee
increasing the version number
* Update Standards to 3.8.0 (no change)
* Use "set -e" in postinst script
* Point to /usr/share/common-licenses/GPL-2 in debian/copyright
* Bump debhelper compatibility to 7
* Update to Standards 3.8.3 (checked)
2008-04-20 - Christian Perrier <>
calife (3.0pre9-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release
2008-02-18 - Christian Perrier <>
calife (3.0pre7-2) unstable; urgency=low
* Switch debian/watch for version 2 format
* Upgrade Standards to 3.7.3 (checked)

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calligra-l10n-cs_2.8.5-1_all.deb Czech (cs) localization files for Calligra
calligra-l10n-da_2.8.5-1_all.deb Danish (da) localization files for Calligra
calligra-l10n-de_2.8.5-1_all.deb German (de) localization files for Calligra
calligra-l10n-el_2.8.5-1_all.deb Greek (el) localization files for Calligra
calligra-l10n-engb_2.8.5-1_all.deb British English (en_GB) localization files for Calligra
calligra-l10n-es_2.8.5-1_all.deb Spanish (es) localization files for Calligra
calligra-l10n-et_2.8.5-1_all.deb Estonian (et) localization files for Calligra
calligra-l10n-eu_2.8.5-1_all.deb Basque (eu) localization files for Calligra
calligra-l10n-fi_2.8.5-1_all.deb Finnish (fi) localization files for Calligra
calligra-l10n-fr_2.8.5-1_all.deb French (fr) localization files for Calligra
calligra-l10n-gl_2.8.5-1_all.deb Galician (gl) localization files for Calligra