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Package: schroot (1.6.10-4)

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Execute commands in a chroot environment

schroot allows users to execute commands or interactive shells in different chroots. Any number of named chroots may be created, and access permissions given to each, including root access for normal users, on a per-user or per-group basis. Additionally, schroot can switch to a different user in the chroot, using PAM for authentication and authorisation. All operations are logged for security.

Several different types of chroot are supported, including normal directories in the filesystem, and also block devices. Sessions, persistent chroots created on the fly from files (tar with optional compression) and Btrfs and LVM snapshots are also supported.

schroot supports kernel personalities, allowing the programs run inside the chroot to have a different personality. For example, running 32-bit chroots on 64-bit systems, or even running binaries from alternative operating systems such as SVR4 or Xenix.

schroot also integrates with sbuild, to allow building packages with all supported chroot types, including session-managed chroot types such as Btrfs and LVM snapshots.

schroot shares most of its options with dchroot, but offers vastly more functionality.

Tags: System Administration: Need an extra tag, Power Management, admin::virtualization, devel::TODO, User Interface: Command Line, Role: Program, Security: security::TODO, suite::debian, Purpose: Need an extra tag, Learning

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alpha (unofficial port) 753.3 kB3,030.0 kB [list of files]
amd64 753.6 kB2,659.0 kB [list of files]
arm64 718.8 kB2,591.0 kB [list of files]
armel 683.1 kB2,356.0 kB [list of files]
armhf 691.2 kB1,964.0 kB [list of files]
hppa (unofficial port) 724.5 kB2,768.0 kB [list of files]
hurd-i386 694.5 kB2,190.0 kB [list of files]
i386 772.6 kB2,656.0 kB [list of files]
kfreebsd-amd64 672.3 kB2,145.0 kB [list of files]
kfreebsd-i386 691.9 kB2,178.0 kB [list of files]
m68k (unofficial port) 699.4 kB2,486.0 kB [list of files]
mips 688.8 kB2,961.0 kB [list of files]
mips64el 705.9 kB3,419.0 kB [list of files]
mipsel 697.9 kB2,961.0 kB [list of files]
powerpc 723.0 kB2,912.0 kB [list of files]
powerpcspe (unofficial port) 717.8 kB2,848.0 kB [list of files]
ppc64 (unofficial port) 728.9 kB3,235.0 kB [list of files]
ppc64el 732.5 kB3,043.0 kB [list of files]
s390x 720.1 kB2,811.0 kB [list of files]
sh4 (unofficial port) 777.9 kB2,529.0 kB [list of files]
sparc64 (unofficial port) 667.6 kB2,661.0 kB [list of files]
x32 (unofficial port) 753.2 kB2,516.0 kB [list of files]