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Fakeroot Next Gen

Fakeroot-ng runs a program while fooling it into thinking it is running with root privileges. When the program does something that only root can do (e.g. create a device file), fakeroot-ng emulates the appropriate system calls so that the program gets a consistent view of its actions. Unlike the original fakeroot, fakeroot-ng uses the ptrace interface, which means that it does not suffer some of the limitations that fakeroot does. In particular, fakeroot-ng supports chroot jails.

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Recent releases

  •  12 Apr 2013 13:06

    Release Notes: This release adds many new features and bugfixes. It will be the last "beta" release, and is almost ready for general use.

    •  29 Jun 2009 13:22

      Release Notes: The process credentials may now be set to things other than root.

      •  23 Jun 2009 18:35

        Release Notes: The new process interfaces have been redesigned to support RedHat and Fedora kernels. All X86, X86_64, and PowerPC Linux platforms are now supported.

        •  22 May 2009 16:23

          Release Notes: This release changes mode manipulation to allow "root" to access files which it supposedly has no permission to access.

          •  20 Aug 2008 17:57

            Release Notes: This release allows attaching to an existing state from a new invocation. There are speedups in the build system and other improvements.


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