pseudo - advanced tool for simulating superuser privileges

Property Value
Distribution Ubuntu 19.04 (Disco Dingo)
Repository Ubuntu Universe amd64
Package filename pseudo_1.9.0+git20180920-1_amd64.deb
Package name pseudo
Package version 1.9.0+git20180920
Package release 1
Package architecture amd64
Package type deb
Category universe/utils
License -
Maintainer Ubuntu Developers <>
Download size 103.30 KB
Installed size 425.00 KB
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_1.9.0+git20180920-1_i386.deb 1.9.0+git20180920 i386 Ubuntu Universe
pseudo - - -


Name Value
libc6 >= 2.15
libpseudo >= 1.9.0+git20180920-1
libsqlite3-0 >= 3.6.11


Name Value
fakeroot -


Type URL
Binary Package pseudo_1.9.0+git20180920-1_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




2018-11-25 - Andrej Shadura <>
pseudo (1.9.0+git20180920-1) unstable; urgency=medium
[ Ondřej Nový ]
* d/copyright: Use https protocol in Format field
* d/control: Add Vcs-* field
[ Andrej Shadura ]
* New upstream snapshot.
2016-10-29 - Andrew Shadura <>
pseudo (1.8.1+git20161012-2) unstable; urgency=medium
* Attempt to unbreak x32 build.
2016-10-29 - Andrew Shadura <>
pseudo (1.8.1+git20161012-1) unstable; urgency=medium
* New upstream snapshot.
* Drop upstream patches included in the snapshot.
2016-05-02 - Andrew Shadura <>
pseudo (1.7.5-5) unstable; urgency=medium
* Actually install fakeroot-pseudo wrapper (Closes: #823162).
2016-04-29 - Andrew Shadura <>
pseudo (1.7.5-4) unstable; urgency=medium
* Fix the package version in Replaces/Breaks.
2016-04-29 - Andrew Shadura <>
pseudo (1.7.5-3) unstable; urgency=medium
[ Loïc Minier ]
* Unbreak GNU getopt test on some locales (LP: #1290069).
[ Andrew Shadura ]
* Split libpseudo into a separate package.
2016-04-29 - Andrew Shadura <>
pseudo (1.7.5-2) unstable; urgency=medium
* Don't use -m32/-m64 (Closes: #819268).
2016-04-28 - Andrew Shadura <>
pseudo (1.7.5-1) unstable; urgency=medium
* New upstream release.
* Patch from upstream:
- add wrapper for bind
* Fix punctuation in the manpage.
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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psi-plus-common_1.4.554-1_all.deb common files for Psi+
psi-plus-l10n_1.4.554-1_all.deb localization files for Psi+
psi-plus-plugins_1.4.554-1_amd64.deb plugins for Psi+
psi-plus-skins_1.4.554-1_all.deb skins for Psi+
psi-plus-sounds_1.4.554-1_all.deb sound files for Psi+
psi-plus-webkit_1.4.554-1_amd64.deb Qt-based XMPP client (WebKit version)
psi-plus_1.4.554-1_amd64.deb Qt-based XMPP client (basic version)
psi-translations_1.12_all.deb Translations for psi
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psi4-data_1.2.1-2_all.deb Quantum Chemical Program Suite (data files)
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