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Soapbox is a preload (sandbox) library that allows restriction of processes to write only to those places you want. By preloading the Soapbox library (or using the provided soapbox-script), you can run programs and prevent certain modifications outside a safe path without necessarily ending those programs. Users would typically do a successful 'make install' to a safe path that doesn't break halfway and doesn't pollute their system. Soapbox is useful when building/installing packages and in case of build problems to report as much as possible of the cause.

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Recent releases

  •  06 Jun 2003 02:49

    Release Notes: Soapbox is more string-safe, and a few more systemcalls were added. The logging infrastructure and soapbox wrapper were also improved.

    •  21 Apr 2003 07:50

      Release Notes: This version gets rid of some global variables, improves error-handling, and includes some safer ways to handle strings.

      •  19 Apr 2003 13:37

        Release Notes: Builds again on gcc versions lower than 3.0. A bug that could possibly cause a segfault has been fixed.

        •  26 Mar 2003 05:51

          Release Notes: A fix in rewriting symlinks and non-existing files, debug display changes, and more debugging output.

          •  25 Mar 2003 03:49

            Release Notes: Initial public release.


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