python-daemon - library for making a Unix daemon process — Python 2

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Distribution Ubuntu 17.10 (Artful Aardvark)
Repository Ubuntu Universe i386
Package name python-daemon
Package version 2.1.2
Package release 1
Package architecture all
Package type deb
Installed size 75 B
Download size 17.47 KB
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‘daemon’ is a library that assists a Python program to turn itself
into a well-behaved Unix daemon process, as specified in PEP 3143.
This library provides a ‘DaemonContext’ class that manages the
following important tasks for becoming a daemon process:
* Detach the process into its own process group.
* Set process environment appropriate for running inside a chroot.
* Renounce suid and sgid privileges.
* Close all open file descriptors.
* Change the working directory, uid, gid, and umask.
* Set appropriate signal handlers.
* Open new file descriptors for stdin, stdout, and stderr.
* Manage a specified PID lock file.
* Register cleanup functions for at-exit processing.
This package installs the library for Python 2.


Package Version Architecture Repository
python-daemon_2.1.2-1_all.deb 2.1.2 all Ubuntu Universe
python-daemon - - -


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python-docutils -
python-lockfile >= 1:0.9
python-pkg-resources -
python:any << 2.8
python:any >= 2.7.5-5~


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Binary Package python-daemon_2.1.2-1_all.deb
Source Package python-daemon

Install Howto

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




2017-01-19 - Ben Finney <>
python-daemon (2.1.2-1) unstable; urgency=medium
* The “Sunnyur Rahaman” release.
* New upstream version. Highlights since previous release:
* Raise a warning that the ‘runner’ module is pending deprecation.
* Ensure custom types are part of the Python type hierarchy.
* Avoid a circular dependency for the version string at install time.
* Update UScan configuration to format version 4.
2016-08-12 - Ben Finney <>
python-daemon (2.1.1-1) unstable; urgency=medium
* The “Ozgecan Aslan” release.
* New upstream version. Highlights since previous release:
* Specify development status “Production/Stable” in Trove classifiers.
* Use current Python concept of “basestring” to test for an attribute
Closes: bug#792871. Thanks to Arthur de Jong for the report.
* Add ‘initgroups’ option to set the daemon process's supplementary
groups with ‘os.initgroups’.
Closes: bug#773291. Thanks to Martin F. Krafft for the report.
* Document the rationale for insecure default umask.
Closes: bug#772888.
* debian/*:
* Update my email address for Debian work.
* debian/copyright, debian/*:
* Update years in copyright notices.
* Use “License-Grant” field to distinguish grant from conditions.
* Grant license in packaging files under GPL v3 or later.
* Add editor hints.
* debian/rules:
* Allow automatic detection of upstream test suite.
* debian/control:
* Declare “Standards-Version: 3.9.8”. No additional changes required.
* Set “VCS-*” fields to URLs for encrypted Alioth services.
* Set “Homepage” field to URL for encrypted PyPI service.
* debian/watch:
* Specify OpenPGP signature file for upstream source tarball.
* Clarify format and comments.
* debian/control, debian/bzr-buildpackage.conf, debian/gbp.conf:
* Migrate to Git VCS for packaging.
* Remove superfluous configuration for Bzr-buildpackage.
* Add configuration for Git-buildpackage.
* debian/tests/control, debian/tests/smoke-python{2,3}:
* Add smoke test suite to verify distribution is installed.
* debian/README.source:
* Document how the source package is built.

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