fakeroot provides a fake root environment by means of LD_PRELOAD and SYSV IPC (or TCP) trickery.

Alioth project page

Debian package page

Debian Package Tracking System page

fakeroot is currently maintained on arch.debian.org. To check it out with tla, execute the following commands

% tla register-archive fakeroot@packages.debian.org--fakeroot \

% tla get -A fakeroot@packages.debian.org--fakeroot fakeroot--main--0.0


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