fakeroot - tool for simulating superuser privileges

Property Value
Distribution Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus)
Repository Ubuntu Main amd64
Package name fakeroot
Package version 1.20.2
Package release 1ubuntu1
Package architecture amd64
Package type deb
Installed size 256 B
Download size 60.34 KB
Official Mirror archive.ubuntu.com
fakeroot provides a fake "root environment" by means of LD_PRELOAD and
SysV IPC (or TCP) trickery. It puts wrappers around getuid(), chown(),
stat(), and other file-manipulation functions, so that unprivileged
users can (for instance) populate .deb archives with root-owned files;
various build tools use fakeroot for this by default.
This package contains fakeroot command and the daemon that remembers
fake ownership/permissions of files manipulated by fakeroot


Package Version Architecture Repository
fakeroot_1.20.2-1ubuntu1_i386.deb 1.20.2 i386 Ubuntu Main
fakeroot - - -


Name Value
libc6 >= 2.15
libfakeroot >= 1.20.2-1ubuntu1


Type URL
Binary Package fakeroot_1.20.2-1ubuntu1_amd64.deb
Source Package fakeroot

Install Howto

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




2014-11-24 - Loïc Minier <loic.minier@ubuntu.com>
fakeroot (1.20.2-1ubuntu1) vivid; urgency=low
* Merge from Debian.
- Drop powerpc64le-support patch; fixed upstream. NB: upstream didn't add
support for ppc64* triplets which we aren't using anyway.
- Drop fix-xattr-prototypes patch; glibc-xattr-types patch is now in the
Debian package as well.
- Remaining change: add getopt-gnu-test patch, use "getopt -T" to test for
GNU getopt rather than parsing the --version output which is locale
specific; LP #1290069.
2014-10-05 - Clint Adams <clint@debian.org>
fakeroot (1.20.2-1) unstable; urgency=medium
* New upstream version.
- More accurate location of DSOs in fakeroot(1).  closes: #763732.
- Portuguese translation from Américo Monteiro.  closes: #757788.
2014-08-18 - Aurelien Jarno <aurel32@debian.org>
fakeroot (1.20.1-1.1) unstable; urgency=medium
* Non-maintainer upload with maintainer permission.
* Add patch glibc-xattr-types to fix the type of xattr functions. closes:
2014-07-12 - Clint Adams <clint@debian.org>
fakeroot (1.20.1-1) unstable; urgency=medium
* Drop the patch hard-coding the path to setcap since we now
skip the t.xattr test when the getcap command can't be found.
closes: #737573.
2014-05-20 - Loïc Minier <loic.minier@ubuntu.com>
fakeroot (1.20-3ubuntu3) utopic; urgency=medium
* New patch, getopt-gnu-test, use "getopt -T" to test for GNU getopt rather
than parsing the --version output which is locale specific; LP: #1290069.
2014-03-23 - Adam Conrad <adconrad@ubuntu.com>
fakeroot (1.20-3ubuntu2) trusty; urgency=medium
* fix-xattr-prototypes.patch: Fix prototypes for xattr functions.
2013-12-06 - Adam Conrad <adconrad@ubuntu.com>
fakeroot (1.20-3ubuntu1) trusty; urgency=low
* powerpc64le-support.patch: Patch configure to support ppc64el.
2013-11-29 - Clint Adams <clint@debian.org>
fakeroot (1.20-3) unstable; urgency=low
* Fix Replaces/Breaks headers on libfakeroot.  closes: #730792.
* Drop biarch build-deps.
2013-11-28 - Clint Adams <clint@debian.org>
fakeroot (1.20-2) unstable; urgency=low
* Patch from Hilko Bengen to hardcode path to setcap
in the test suite.  closes: #708959.
* Patches from Hilko Bengen and Piotr Roszatycki for
multiarch support.  closes: #636192.
2013-09-20 - Clint Adams <clint@debian.org>
fakeroot (1.20-1) unstable; urgency=low
* Patch from Andrew Shadura to fix fts_statp-related segfault.
closes: #722596.
* Use colon as a delimiter for preload libs. closes: #697430.
* Patch from Steve Langasek to add support for wrapping
setpriority(). closes: #693580.

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