dh_testroot (1) - Linux Manuals
dh_testroot: ensure that a package is built with necessary level of root permissions
dh_testroot - ensure that a package is built with necessary level of root permissions
SYNOPSISdh_testroot [debhelper options]
DESCRIPTIONdh_testroot is used to determine if the package has access to at least the level of root access that it declared it needed via the Rules-Requires-Root (R³) field.
The following is how dh_testroot behaves based on the effective value of the R³ field:
- dh_testroot asserts that it is run as root or under fakeroot(1).
- dh_testroot returns successfully.
- Any other value than the above
- dh_testroot asserts that it is either run as root (or under fakeroot(1)) or the builder has provided the DEB_GAIN_ROOT_CMD environment variable (e.g. via dpkg-buildpackage -r).
For backwards compatibility, dh_testroot will consider the absence of the R³ field as if the R³ field was set to ``binary-targets''.
AUTHORJoey Hess <joeyh [at] debian.org>