schroot - Execute commands in a chroot environment

Property Value
Distribution Debian Sid
Repository Debian Main amd64
Package name schroot
Package version 1.6.10
Package release 6+b1
Package architecture amd64
Package type deb
Installed size 2.66 KB
Download size 777.25 KB
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Description -


Package Version Architecture Repository
schroot_1.6.10-6+b1_i386.deb 1.6.10 i386 Debian Main
schroot - - -


Name Value
libboost system1.67.0
libboost filesystem1.67.0
libboost iostreams1.67.0
libboost-program options1.67.0
libc6 >= 2.14
libgcc1 >= 1:3.0
libpam0g >=
libstdc++6 >= 5.2
libuuid1 >= 2.16
lsb base
schroot-common = 1.6.10-6


Name Value
buildd << 0.62.3-1
sbuild << 0.62.3-1


Type URL
Binary Package schroot_1.6.10-6+b1_amd64.deb
Source Package schroot

Install Howto

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




2018-09-01 - Helge Kreutzmann <>
schroot (1.6.10-6) unstable; urgency=medium
* QA upload, fixing documentation / l10n issues.
* Fix typos in various man pages, acknowledged by upstream and fixed upstream
as well. Addresses: #771001.
* Update French man page translation, thanks Thomas Blein and Jean-Pierre
Giraud. Closes: #776607, 912006
* Update German man page translation, thanks Chris Leick. Closes: #771001
* Update Czech program translation, thanks Miroslav Kure. Closes: #771421
2018-06-06 - Raphaël Hertzog <>
schroot (1.6.10-5) unstable; urgency=medium
* Orphan packages, this fixes the bouncing maintainer email. Closes: #899851
* Update Vcs-* fields to point to salsa. Thanks to Simon McVittie for having
imported the repositories.
2017-06-06 - Raphaël Hertzog <>
schroot (1.6.10-4) unstable; urgency=medium
* Fix up bash completion file. Closes: #855283
* Add systemd service file to avoid issues with timeouts when
you have many schroot sessions open. Closes: #835104
Thanks to Laurent Bigonville for the patch.
2017-01-09 - Raphaël Hertzog <>
schroot (1.6.10-3) unstable; urgency=medium
* By default mark all mounts done by schroot-mount as "private"
to avoid bad interactions caused by systemd's default of "shared"
that resulted in failure to unmount them. Closes: #786566
Thanks to Tyler Hicks <> for the patch.
* debian/patches/fix-test-suite-with-usrmerge.patch: fix test suite when
/bin is a symlink to /usr/bin.
* schroot-mount-resolve-mount-destinations-while-chrooted.patch:
new patch to fix symlink resolution in schroot-mount that could
lead to mount failures or invalid mounts. Closes: #728096
Thanks to Tyler Hicks <> for the patch.
* Don't stop unmounting at first failure, try to unmount as much
as possible and then fail. It might help for the next try.
Closes: #829125 Thanks to Dima Kogan <> for the
* Fix /etc/schroot/setup.d/15killprocs to correctly detect processes
running in the chroot. Thanks to Christoph Biedl
<> for the analysis. Closes: #841699
DEB_CXXFLAGS_MAINT_APPEND to fix again overflow error with large
loopback images. Closes: #619825
* Kill useless/obsolete binary packages: libsbuild-dev, libsbuild-doc,
dchroot, dchroot-dsa.
* Cleanup debian/control and add missing lsb-base dependency.
* Install bash completion file in /usr/share/bash-completion/completions
and drop obsolete file in /etc/bash_completion.d/.
2015-08-18 - Raphaël Hertzog <>
schroot (1.6.10-2) unstable; urgency=medium
* Drop Roger Leigh from Uploaders, he's no longer a Debian
developer but he is still the upstream author of schroot.
Thanks to him for all his past contributions and the continued
work on schroot.
* Put myself in Uploaders to appease lintian but I would gladly
pass on this responsibility to someone else.
* debian/control:
- Add versioned depends on cmake >= 2.8.12 (Closes: #757936).
- Replace "aufs-modules | unionfs-modules" which are no longer
available with "aufs-tools | unionfs-fuse" (Closes: #754748).
* schroot.init: Switch Should-Start from lvm to lvm2 to work
around systemd brokenness (Closes: #759393).
* Support for the XZ, LZO and LZ4 compression formats has been
added for file-based chroots (Closes: #768091). Thanks to
Aurelien Jarno for this patch.
* CHROOT_SESSION_SOURCE added to allow setup scripts to determine
if they are running in a source chroot session (Closes: #718127).
* Move SCHROOT_MOUNT_DIR to /var/run/schroot/mount from
/var/lib/schroot/mount (Closes: #762597). Try to clean up
old mount directory in postrm.
* Add support for overlay filesystem in Linux 4.0. Closes: #785633
Thanks to Antonio Teirceiro and Felipe Sateler for the patch.

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