Package: fakeroot (1.14.4-1ubuntu1)
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Original Maintainer (usually from Debian):
- Clint Adams
It should generally not be necessary for users to contact the original maintainer.
Gives a fake root environment
This package is intended to enable something like:
dpkg-buildpackage -rfakerooti.e. to remove the need to become root for a package build. This is done by setting LD_PRELOAD to libfakeroot.so, which provides wrappers around getuid, chown, chmod, mknod, stat, and so on, thereby creating a fake root environment.
fakeroot requires SYSV IPC or TCP to operate.
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