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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 zip) 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 LVM snapshots.
schroot shares most of its options with dchroot, but offers vastly more functionality.
schroot ======= Securely enter a chroot and run a command or login shell. Note that giving untrusted users root access to chroots is a serious security risk! Although the untrusted user will only have root access to files inside the chroot, in practice there are many obvious ways of breaking out of the chroot and of disrupting services on the host system. As always, this boils down to trust. more»
schroot for Debian ------------------ Other alternative packages to schroot are dchroot and fakechroot. These serve different needs, and may be more appropriate. schroot is a drop-in replacement for dchroot, and offers much more functionality. fakechroot may be more secure if users want to have some approximation of root access in a chroot, but you don't want to give them full root access. -- more»
schroot (1.4.16-1) unstable; urgency=low Users upgrading from lenny should take note of the following potentially incompatible changes which may require configuration updates: * In schroot 1.4.16, the allowed names of chroot configuration files under /etc/schroot/chroot.d, and also chroot and session names, have been made stricter. This was done to prevent reading of editor more»
NEWS -*- outline -*- ---- Welcome to sch more»
SCHROOT-FAQ(7) Debian sbuild SCHROOT-FAQ(7) NAME schroot - freque more»
SCHROOT(1) Debian sbuild SCHROOT(1) NAME schroot - secure more»
SCHROOT-SCRIPT-CONFIG(5) Debian sbuild SCHROOT-SCRIPT-CONFIG(5) NAME schroot-script-c more»
SCHROOT-SETUP(5) Debian sbuild SCHROOT-SETUP(5) NAME schroot-setup - more»