Bug 584392 - Review Request: fakeroot - Gives a fake root environment
Summary: Review Request: fakeroot - Gives a fake root environment
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
Classification: Red Hat
Component: Package Review
Version: 5.0
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: rc
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Assignee: nobody nobody
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Blocks: 188271 584362
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Reported: 2010-04-21 14:08 UTC by Richard W.M. Jones
Modified: 2013-10-30 18:26 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2013-10-30 18:26:15 UTC

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Description Richard W.M. Jones 2010-04-21 14:08:44 UTC
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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.

Comment 2 Richard W.M. Jones 2013-10-30 18:26:15 UTC
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.

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