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DEBPKG

Section: User Commands (1)
Updated: Debian Utilities
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NAME

debpkg - wrapper for dpkg  

SYNOPSIS

debpkg dpkg-options  

DESCRIPTION

debpkg simply invokes dpkg(8) but first becomes superuser so that dpkg is able to insert and remove packages.  

REQUIREMENTS

debpkg must be given superuser privileges in some way to function properly. Access to debpkg with those privileges is the same as having superuser access to your machine. debpkg will abort if it finds that it neither being run by root nor setuid root. It takes care to clean the environment before running dpkg to avoid accidents.

The devscripts has been designed allow debpkg to be made setuid root, which will work if you have suidperl installed. See dpkg-statoverride(8) if you wish to make this program setuid root. sudo or super could also conceivably be used.  

AUTHOR

Christoph Lameter <clameter@debian.org>; minor modifications made by Julian Gilbey <jdg@debian.org>.


 

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