|Description||The Sandbox Team maintains sandbox-related tools and libraries|
|IRC channel||#gentoo-portage (webchat)|
Last elected: 2018-09-13
(and inherited member(s))
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 we use it so we can build applications as root and make 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 these projects.
The sandbox repository is available at sandbox.git