dh_testroot(1)



DH_TESTROOT(1)                     Debhelper                    DH_TESTROOT(1)

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

SYNOPSIS
       dh_testroot [debhelperoptions]

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 DPKG_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".

SEE ALSO
       debhelper(7)

       This program is a part of debhelper.

AUTHOR
       Joey Hess <joeyh@debian.org>

10.10.9                           2017-11-19                    DH_TESTROOT(1)

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