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se_dpkg [ <> ... ]
se_apt-get [ <> ... ]
se_aptitude [ <> ... ]
se_dpkg-reconfigure [ <> ... ]
se_dselect [ <> ... ]
se_synaptic [ <> ... ]
These are all symbokic links to a sumple wrapper script that uses
run_init to run actually run the corresponding program after setting up
the proper context. run_init acquires a new Psuedo terminal, forks a
child process that binds to the psueado terminal, forks the program
(dpkg,apt-get,aptitude,synaptic,dselect,ordpkg-reconfigure) that the
user actually needs to run, and then sits around and connects the phys
ical terminal it was invoked upon with the psuedo terminal, passing
keyboard into to the child process, and passing the output of the child
process to the physical terminal.
It sets up the psuedo terminal properly based on the physical terminal
attributes, and then sets the users terminal to RAW mode, taking care
to reset it on exit.
This manual page was written by Manoj Srivastava ,
for the Debian GNU/Linux system.
Security Enhanced Linux January 2005 SE_DPKG(8)