Bug#664784: ITP: sandbox -- A helper utility to run programs in a sandboxed environment
Owner: Ivan Krylov <firstname.lastname@example.org>
* Package name : sandbox
Version : 2.5
Upstream Author : Gentoo Foundation <email@example.com>
* URL : http://gentoo.org/
* License : GPL-2.0+
Programming Lang: C
Description : A helper utility to run programs in a sandboxed environment
Sandbox is a library (and helper utility) to run programs in a "sandboxed"
environment. This is used as a QA measure to try and prevent applications from
modifying files they should not.
For example, in the Gentoo world it is used for building applications as root
and being sure that the build system does not do crazy things outside of its
build directory. Such as install files to the live root file system or modify
config files on the fly.
For people who are familiar with the Debian "fakeroot" project or the RPM based
"InstallWatch", sandbox is in the same vein of projects.