python-cap-ng - Python bindings for libcap-ng

Property Value
Distribution Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus)
Repository Ubuntu Universe amd64
Package name python-cap-ng
Package version 0.7.7
Package release 1
Package architecture amd64
Package type deb
Installed size 65 B
Download size 14.91 KB
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This library implements the user-space interfaces to the POSIX
1003.1e capabilities available in Linux kernels.  These capabilities are
a partitioning of the all powerful root privilege into a set of distinct
The libcap-ng library is intended to make programming with POSIX
capabilities much easier than the traditional libcap library.
This package contains the Python bindings for libcap-ng.


Package Version Architecture Repository
python-cap-ng_0.7.7-1_i386.deb 0.7.7 i386 Ubuntu Universe
python-cap-ng - - -


Name Value
libc6 >= 2.14
libcap-ng0 -
python << 2.8
python >= 2.7~
python:any >= 2.7.5-5~


Type URL
Binary Package python-cap-ng_0.7.7-1_amd64.deb
Source Package libcap-ng

Install Howto

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




2015-09-26 - Pierre Chifflier <>
libcap-ng (0.7.7-1) unstable; urgency=medium
* Imported Upstream version 0.7.7
- Fix leaked FD in library init (Closes: #796167)
2015-05-10 - Pierre Chifflier <>
libcap-ng (0.7.6-1) unstable; urgency=medium
* Imported Upstream version 0.7.6
* Add new binary package for Python3 bindings
2015-05-05 - Pierre Chifflier <>
libcap-ng (0.7.4-3) unstable; urgency=medium
* Bump Standards Version to 3.9.6
* Switch to dh_python, merge patch from James Wilson
That should fix empty python packages on non-amd64 architectures
(Closes: #766136)
* Remove build-dep on chrpath, not used anymore (Closes: #738514)
Keep the build-dep on python-all-dev, this is the correct dependency for
use with dh_python
2014-08-22 - Pierre Chifflier <>
libcap-ng (0.7.4-2) unstable; urgency=medium
* Replace pyversions file with X-Python-Version control field
* Disable tests for now, they fail because of a failing relink
2014-08-20 - Pierre Chifflier <>
libcap-ng (0.7.4-1) unstable; urgency=medium
* Imported Upstream version 0.7.4
* Bump Standards Version to 3.9.5
* Drop dependency on hardening-wrapper, we are using dpkg-buildflags
* Ack NMU
2014-05-20 - Manuel A. Fernandez Montecelo <>
libcap-ng (0.7.3-1.1) unstable; urgency=low
* Non-maintainer upload.
* Use dh-autoreconf for better support of new architectures.  Thanks
Breno Leitao <> (Closes: #745562)
* Do not Build-Depend on python-support, since the package uses dh9 and
--with python2 (thus using the current dh_python2 utility and rendering
the other build-dependency obsolete).  Thanks Sebastien Bacher
<> (Closes: #707100)
* Add "Multi-Arch: same" in debian/control to avoid some conflicts in
dpkg.  Thanks Frédéric Brière <> (Closes: #697385)
- Also change 'Pre-Depends: multiarch-support' to
'Pre-Depends: ${misc:Pre-Depends}', as recommended in the guides
* Fix typo in package description, thanks Pascal De Vuyst
<> (Closes: #704466)
2012-11-10 - Pierre Chifflier <>
libcap-ng (0.7.3-1) unstable; urgency=low
* Imported Upstream version 0.7.3
* Swith to DH 9
* Tests are no enabled during build (Closes: #583882)
2012-06-16 - Pierre Chifflier <>
libcap-ng (0.6.6-2) unstable; urgency=high
* Switch to dpkg-source 3.0 (quilt) format
* Bump Standards Version to 3.9.3
* Add patch to replace memset calls by a loop to zero array.
This should fix a segfault on armel (and other) architectures
(Closes: #631807, #635664)
* RC bugs, so urgency high
2011-06-25 - Pierre Chifflier <>
libcap-ng (0.6.6-1) unstable; urgency=low
* Imported Upstream version 0.6.6
* Enable hardening-wrapper
* Bump Standard Version to 3.9.2
2010-12-14 - Pierre Chifflier <>
libcap-ng (0.6.5-1) unstable; urgency=low
* Imported Upstream version 0.6.5
* Bump standards version to 3.9.1
* debian/rules: Fix installation for python2.7 (Closes: #607121).
Thanks to Matthias Klose for the patch.
* Use uppercase for word POSIX (Closes: #591065)

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