Provided by: devscripts_2.11.6ubuntu1_amd64 bug

NAME

       debpkg - wrapper for dpkg

SYNOPSIS

       debpkg dpkg-options

DESCRIPTION

       debpkg  simply invokes dpkg(1) but first becomes superuser so that dpkg is able to install
       and remove packages.  It also cleans the environment and resets PATH to  a  sane  default:
       "/usr/sbin:/usr/bin:/sbin:/bin:/usr/bin/X11"  so  that  local versions of programs are not
       run by accident.

REQUIREMENTS

       debpkg must be given superuser privileges in some way to  function  properly.   Access  to
       debpkg  with  those  privileges  is  the  same as having superuser access to your machine.
       debpkg will abort if it finds that it neither being run by root nor setuid root.

       The devscripts package has been designed to allow debpkg to be  made  setuid  root.   This
       works  by using a compiled wrapper script, which means that suidperl is not required.  See
       dpkg-statoverride(8) if you wish to make this program setuid root.  sudo  or  super  could
       also conceivably be used.

AUTHOR

       Christoph  Lameter  <clameter@debian.org>;  minor  modifications  made  by  Julian  Gilbey
       <jdg@debian.org>.