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fakeroot-ng Documentation

0.12-3

Gives a fake root environment
This is a clean reimplementation of the fakeroot command. Just like it,
anything run within the fake root command will assume it is running as root.
Unlike it, fakeroot-ng is not based on LD_PRELOAD but on ptrace.
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The practical upshot of this is that the technology supports intercepting the
"open" system call. In particular, this allows (though is not yet implemented)
simulating the "chroot" command reliably.
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Another important difference is that fakeroot-ng can fool applications that do
not perform system calls through glibc, such as statically linked executables
and programs written in some non-C languages (like the latest Sun JDK).
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