pseudo - advanced tool for simulating superuser privileges

Property Value
Distribution Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus)
Repository Ubuntu Universe amd64
Package name pseudo
Package version 1.7.4
Package release 2
Package architecture amd64
Package type deb
Installed size 656 B
Download size 150.62 KB
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The pseudo utility offers a way to run commands in a virtualized "root"
environment, allowing ordinary users to run commands which give the
illusion of creating device nodes, changing file ownership, and otherwise doing
things necessary for creating distribution packages or filesystems.
Pseudo has a lot of similarities to fakeroot but is a new implementation
that improves on the problems seen using fakeroot. Pseudo is now
extensively used by Poky as a replacement to fakeroot but can also be
used standalone in many other use cases.


Package Version Architecture Repository
pseudo_1.7.4-2_i386.deb 1.7.4 i386 Ubuntu Universe
pseudo - - -


Name Value
libc6 >= 2.15
libsqlite3-0 >= 3.6.11


Name Value
fakeroot -


Type URL
Binary Package pseudo_1.7.4-2_amd64.deb
Source Package pseudo

Install Howto

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




2015-11-24 - Andrew Shadura <>
pseudo (1.7.4-2) unstable; urgency=medium
* Don't use pseudo directly, LD_PRELOAD it instead.
* Lower the priority to 5 to address #805937.
* Imitate fakeroot more closely.
* Fix inaccuracies in the copyright.
2015-11-22 - Andrew Shadura <>
pseudo (1.7.4-1) unstable; urgency=low
* Initial release (Closes: #796973).

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psgml_1.4.0-5_all.deb Emacs major mode for editing SGML documents
psi-plus-common_0.16.330-1build3_all.deb common files for Psi+
psi-plus-l10n_0.16.330-1_all.deb localization files for Psi+
psi-plus-plugins_0.16.330-1build3_amd64.deb plugins for Psi+
psi-plus-skins_0.16.330-1build3_all.deb skins for Psi+
psi-plus-sounds_0.16.330-1build3_all.deb sound files for Psi+
psi-plus-webkit_0.16.330-1build3_amd64.deb Qt-based XMPP/Jabber client (WebKit version)
psi-plus_0.16.330-1build3_amd64.deb Qt-based XMPP/Jabber client (basic version)
psi-translations_1.11_all.deb Translations for psi
psi3_3.4.0-6_amd64.deb Quantum Chemical Program Suite
psi4-data_0.3-5_all.deb Quantum Chemical Program Suite (data files)
psi4_0.3-5_amd64.deb Quantum Chemical Program Suite
psi_0.15-2build2_amd64.deb Jabber client using Qt
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