libcap2-bin - POSIX 1003.1e capabilities (utilities)

Property Value
Distribution Debian 8 (Jessie)
Repository Debian Main i386
Package filename libcap2-bin_2.24-8_i386.deb
Package name libcap2-bin
Package version 2.24
Package release 8
Package architecture i386
Package type deb
Category admin::configuring implemented-in::c interface::commandline role::program scope::utility utils
License -
Maintainer Christian Kastner <>
Download size 25.06 KB
Installed size 60.00 KB
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 additional utilities.


Package Version Architecture Repository
libcap2-bin_2.24-8_amd64.deb 2.24 amd64 Debian Main
libcap2-bin - - -


Name Value
libc6 >= 2.4
libcap2 >= 1:2.10


Name Value
libcap-bin -


Type URL
Binary Package libcap2-bin_2.24-8_i386.deb
Source Package libcap2

Install Howto

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




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
* 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
* 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:

See Also

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