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dh_testroot: ensure that a package is built with necessary level of root permissions

NAME

dh_testroot - ensure that a package is built with necessary level of root permissions

SYNOPSIS

dh_testroot [debhelper options]

DESCRIPTION

dh_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:

"binary-targets"
dh_testroot asserts that it is run as root or under fakeroot(1).
"no"
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''.

AUTHOR

Joey Hess <joeyh [at] debian.org>

SEE ALSO

debhelper(7)

This program is a part of debhelper.