Section: User Commands (1)
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debpkg - wrapper for dpkg
simply invokes dpkg
(1) but first becomes superuser
so that dpkg
is able to install and remove packages. It also
cleans the environment and resets PATH to a sane default:
"/usr/sbin:/usr/bin:/sbin:/bin:/usr/bin/X11" so that local versions of
programs are not run by accident.
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
abort if it finds that it neither being run by root nor setuid root.
The devscripts package has been designed to allow debpkg
to be made setuid root. This works by using a compiled wrapper
script, which means that suidperl is not required. See
dpkg-statoverride(8) if you wish to make this program setuid
root. sudo or super could also conceivably be used.
Christoph Lameter <firstname.lastname@example.org
>; minor modifications made by
Julian Gilbey <email@example.com