DH_TESTROOT(1) Debhelper DH_TESTROOT(1)
dh_testroot - ensure that a package is built with necessary level of
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:
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".
This program is a part of debhelper.
Joey Hess <firstname.lastname@example.org>
11.1.2 2018-01-07 DH_TESTROOT(1)