python-passfd - Python functions to pass file descriptors across UNIX domain

Property Value
Distribution Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus)
Repository Ubuntu Universe amd64
Package name python-passfd
Package version 0.2
Package release 2
Package architecture amd64
Package type deb
Installed size 32 B
Download size 6.49 KB
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This simple extension provides two functions to pass and receive file
descriptors across UNIX domain sockets, using the BSD-4.3+ sendmsg() and
recvmsg() interfaces.
Direct bindings to sendmsg and recvmsg are not provided, as the API does
not map nicely into Python.
Please note that this only supports BSD-4.3+ style file descriptor
passing, and was only tested on Linux.


Package Version Architecture Repository
python-passfd_0.2-2_i386.deb 0.2 i386 Ubuntu Universe
python-passfd - - -


Name Value
libc6 >= 2.4
python << 2.8
python >= 2.7~
python:any >= 2.7.5-5~


Name Value
python2.7-passfd -


Type URL
Binary Package python-passfd_0.2-2_amd64.deb
Source Package python-passfd

Install Howto

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




2015-08-25 - Martín Ferrari <>
python-passfd (0.2-2) unstable; urgency=low
* Added Homepage and Vcs-Browser.
* Acknowledge NMU.
* debian/control: Update Standards-Version, no changes required.
2015-08-18 - Matthias Klose <>
python-passfd (0.2-1.1) unstable; urgency=medium
* Non-maintainer upload.
* Build using dh-python. Closes: #786309.
2012-06-13 - Martín Ferrari <>
python-passfd (0.2-1) unstable; urgency=low
* Initial release. Closes: #677000.

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