Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 584392
Review Request: fakeroot - Gives a fake root environment
Last modified: 2013-10-30 14:26:15 EDT
Spec URL: http://126.96.36.199/rhel-5-rhev/fakeroot.spec
SRPM URL: http://188.8.131.52/rhel-5-rhev/fakeroot-1.12.4-1.el5rhev.1.src.rpm
fakeroot runs a command in an environment wherein it appears to have
root privileges for file manipulation. fakeroot works by replacing the
file manipulation library functions (chmod(2), stat(2) etc.) by ones
that simulate the effect the real library functions would have had,
had the user really been root.
This Bugzilla has been reviewed by Red Hat and is not planned on being
addressed in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5, and therefore will be closed.
If this bug is critical to production systems, please contact your Red
Hat support representative and provide sufficient business
justification. Issue is already fixed in RHEL-6/7.