fakeroot - tool for simulating superuser privileges

Property Value
Distribution Debian 9 (Stretch)
Repository Debian Main i386
Package filename fakeroot_1.21-3.1_i386.deb
Package name fakeroot
Package version 1.21
Package release 3.1
Package architecture i386
Package type deb
Category devel::packaging implemented-in::c implemented-in::perl implemented-in::shell interface::commandline role::program role::shared-lib scope::utility suite::debian utils
Homepage -
License -
Maintainer Clint Adams <clint@debian.org>
Download size 84.81 KB
Installed size 213.00 KB
fakeroot provides a fake "root environment" by means of LD_PRELOAD and
SysV IPC (or TCP) trickery. It puts wrappers around getuid(), chown(),
stat(), and other file-manipulation functions, so that unprivileged
users can (for instance) populate .deb archives with root-owned files;
various build tools use fakeroot for this by default.
This package contains fakeroot command and the daemon that remembers
fake ownership/permissions of files manipulated by fakeroot


Package Version Architecture Repository
fakeroot_1.21-3.1_amd64.deb 1.21 amd64 Debian Main
fakeroot - - -


Name Value
libc6 >= 2.15
libfakeroot >= 1.21-3.1


Type URL
Mirror ftp.br.debian.org
Binary Package fakeroot_1.21-3.1_i386.deb
Source Package fakeroot

Install Howto

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




2017-01-17 - Andreas Beckmann <anbe@debian.org>
fakeroot (1.21-3.1) unstable; urgency=medium
* Non-maintainer upload with maintainer approval.
* libfakeroot: Ship the (unused) SONAME link to ensure it gets cleaned up
automatically.  closes: #744165.
2016-12-03 - Clint Adams <clint@debian.org>
fakeroot (1.21-3) unstable; urgency=medium
* Patch from Juan Picca to force the fakeroot shebang to always be
/bin/sh on Debian.  closes: #828810.
2016-09-01 - Clint Adams <clint@debian.org>
fakeroot (1.21-2) unstable; urgency=medium
* Patch from Julian Andres Klode (hide-dlsym-error.patch) to hide the
errors from dlsym() unless debugging was enabled. This makes builds
less noisy and fixes failures in APT test suite with glibc 2.24,
which started reporting errors for dlsym().  closes: #830912.
2016-06-26 - Clint Adams <clint@debian.org>
fakeroot (1.21-1) unstable; urgency=medium
* New upstream version.
- Portuguese man page translation update from Américo Monteiro.
closes: #764535.
- Patch to increase MAX_IPC_BUFFER_SIZE (to cope with evmctl sign
failure) from Marc Kleine-Budde.  closes: #801977.
* Build-depend on dh-autoreconf and po4a.
2016-06-04 - Clint Adams <clint@debian.org>
fakeroot (1.20.2-2) unstable; urgency=medium
[ Andreas Beckmann ]
* Switch to dh.  closes: #826318.
[ Clint Adams ]
* This should make the build reproducible.  closes: #795861.
2014-10-05 - Clint Adams <clint@debian.org>
fakeroot (1.20.2-1) unstable; urgency=medium
* New upstream version.
- More accurate location of DSOs in fakeroot(1).  closes: #763732.
- Portuguese translation from Américo Monteiro.  closes: #757788.
2014-08-18 - Aurelien Jarno <aurel32@debian.org>
fakeroot (1.20.1-1.1) unstable; urgency=medium
* Non-maintainer upload with maintainer permission.
* Add patch glibc-xattr-types to fix the type of xattr functions. closes:
2014-07-12 - Clint Adams <clint@debian.org>
fakeroot (1.20.1-1) unstable; urgency=medium
* Drop the patch hard-coding the path to setcap since we now
skip the t.xattr test when the getcap command can't be found.
closes: #737573.
2013-11-29 - Clint Adams <clint@debian.org>
fakeroot (1.20-3) unstable; urgency=low
* Fix Replaces/Breaks headers on libfakeroot.  closes: #730792.
* Drop biarch build-deps.
2013-11-28 - Clint Adams <clint@debian.org>
fakeroot (1.20-2) unstable; urgency=low
* Patch from Hilko Bengen to hardcode path to setcap
in the test suite.  closes: #708959.
* Patches from Hilko Bengen and Piotr Roszatycki for
multiarch support.  closes: #636192.

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