proot - emulate chroot, bind mount and binfmt_misc for non-root users

Property Value
Distribution Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus)
Repository Ubuntu Universe amd64
Package name proot
Package version 5.1.0
Package release 1vivid1ubuntu1
Package architecture amd64
Package type deb
Installed size 2.18 KB
Download size 72.03 KB
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PRoot is a user-space implementation of chroot, mount --bind,
and binfmt_misc.
This means that users don't need any privileges or setup to do things like
using an arbitrary directory as the new root filesystem, making files
accessible somewhere else in the filesystem hierarchy, or executing programs
built for another CPU architecture transparently through QEMU user-mode.
Also, developers can add their own features or use PRoot as a Linux process
instrumentation engine thanks to its extension mechanism.
Technically PRoot relies on ptrace, an unprivileged system-call available in
every Linux kernel.


Package Version Architecture Repository
proot_5.1.0-1vivid1ubuntu1_i386.deb 5.1.0 i386 Ubuntu Universe
proot - - -


Name Value
libc6 >= 2.15
libtalloc2 >= 2.0.4~git20101213


Type URL
Binary Package proot_5.1.0-1vivid1ubuntu1_amd64.deb
Source Package proot

Install Howto

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




2015-09-07 - Matthias Klose <>
proot (5.1.0-1vivid1ubuntu1) wily; urgency=medium
* Fix build failure on AArch64. Closes: #788113.
2015-03-01 - Matthias Klose <>
proot (5.1.0-1vivid1) vivid; urgency=medium
* Revert the previous change, care is built from it's own package.
2015-02-27 - Matthias Klose <>
proot (5.1.0-1ubuntu1) vivid; urgency=medium
* Build and install care.
2015-01-27 - Rémi Duraffort <>
proot (5.1.0-1) unstable; urgency=low
* Upgrade to latest PRoot version
- PRoot is now embedding is own ELF interpreter
2014-09-12 - Rémi Duraffort <>
proot (4.0.2-1) unstable; urgency=low
* Upgrade to latest PRoot version
- Experimental port of PRoot for AArch64
* Silent one wrong litian warning
- proot binary: spelling-error-in-binary usr/bin/proot tEH the
2014-08-06 - Rémi Duraffort <>
proot (4.0.1-1) unstable; urgency=low
* Upgrade to latest PRoot version
- Fix issue with CWD (Closes: #756935)
* debian/patches/Fix-man-syntax.diff: correct typographic mistakes in the
2014-07-08 - Rémi Duraffort <>
proot (4.0.0-1) unstable; urgency=low
* Upgrade to latest PRoot version
2014-01-29 - Rémi Duraffort <>
proot (3.2.2-1) unstable; urgency=low
* Upgrade to latest PRoot version (Closes: #730363)
* Only build for supported architectures (Closes: #733247)
* Silent one wrong lintian warning
* Upgrade Standards Version to 3.9.5
* Use DEP-3 format for patches
* Fix copyright holders
* Build with hardening
* Print the full command line while building
* Add a watch file
2013-07-03 - Rémi Duraffort <>
proot (3.0.2-1) unstable; urgency=low
* Initial release (Closes: #701894)

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