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

Property Value
Distribution Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver)
Repository Ubuntu Universe i386
Package filename proot_5.1.0-1.2_i386.deb
Package name proot
Package version 5.1.0
Package release 1.2
Package architecture i386
Package type deb
Category universe/utils
License -
Maintainer Ubuntu Developers <>
Download size 72.13 KB
Installed size 175.00 KB
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_5.1.0-1.2_amd64.deb 5.1.0 amd64 Ubuntu Universe
proot - - -


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


Type URL
Binary Package proot_5.1.0-1.2_i386.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




2017-01-14 - Simon McVittie <>
proot (5.1.0-1.2) unstable; urgency=medium
* Non-maintainer upload.
* Add patch from upstream to fix simple invocation like "proot ls"
(Closes: #847292)
* Disable the seccomp-based tracing optimization, which just segfaults
with recent kernels (4.8.4+, according to upstream bug #160)
2016-11-26 - Andrey Rahmatullin <>
proot (5.1.0-1.1) unstable; urgency=medium
* Non-maintainer upload.
* Fix FTBFS on arm64, patch by Sebastian Ramacher (Closes: #788113).
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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