fakechroot 2.17.2

A small and Open Source comand-line tool that creates a fake chroot environment on Linux systems
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fakechroot is an open source command-line software that has been designed to provide the necessary tools for helping users create fake chroot environments under Linux-based operating systems.

A fake chroot environment is a Linux environment that allows unprivileged users to execute programs that require system administrator (root) privileges.

For example, with fakechroot you will be able to create a chroot'ed development environment where you can build packages using a standard user account (non-root).

For more details about how this tool works, as well as for some real-life examples, please check its homepage.

last updated on:
December 27th, 2013, 7:59 GMT
license type:
LGPL (GNU Lesser General Public License) 
developed by:
Piotr Roszatycki
ROOT \ System \ System Administration
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What's New in This Release:
  • Fixes were made for fakechroot(1) command with -h option.
  • The path for function chroot(2) is sanitized so it works correctly when path is ended with /.
  • The make -n test was fixed and doesn't call any command.
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