Bug 64102 - New port: security/fakeroot simulate root user behavior
Summary: New port: security/fakeroot simulate root user behavior
Status: Closed FIXED
Alias: None
Product: Ports & Packages
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Individual Port(s) (show other bugs)
Version: Latest
Hardware: Any Any
: Normal Affects Only Me
Assignee: freebsd-ports-bugs (Nobody)
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Reported: 2004-03-11 13:00 UTC by Meno Abels
Modified: 2004-05-27 23:22 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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2004-03-11 13:00 UTC, Meno Abels
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Description Meno Abels 2004-03-11 13:00:40 UTC
Fakeroot runs a command in an environment were it appears to have
root privileges for file manipulation, by setting LD_PRELOAD to a
library with alternative versions of getuid(), stat(), etc. This
is useful for allowing users to create archives (tar, ar, .deb .rpm
etc.) with files in them with root permissions/ownership. Without
fakeroot one would have to have root privileges to create the
constituent files of the archives with the correct permissions and
ownership, and then pack them up, or one would have to construct
the archives directly, without using the archiver.

WWW: http://freshmeat.net/projects/fakeroot

How-To-Repeat: 	make install
	make deinstall
	make install
Comment 1 Pav Lucistnik freebsd_committer 2004-05-27 23:22:30 UTC
State Changed
From-To: open->closed

New port added, thank you! I took a liberty to update it 
to 0.96