Soapbox is a preload (sandbox) library that allows restriction of processes to write only to those places you want. By preloading the Soapbox library (or using the provided soapbox-script), you can run programs and prevent certain modifications outside a safe path without necessarily ending those programs. Users would typically do a successful 'make install' to a safe path that doesn't break halfway and doesn't pollute their system. Soapbox is useful when building/installing packages and in case of build problems to report as much as possible of the cause.
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Release Notes: Soapbox is more string-safe, and a few more systemcalls were added. The logging infrastructure and soapbox wrapper were also improved.
Release Notes: This version gets rid of some global variables, improves error-handling, and includes some safer ways to handle strings.
Release Notes: Builds again on gcc versions lower than 3.0. A bug that could possibly cause a segfault has been fixed.
Release Notes: A fix in rewriting symlinks and non-existing files, debug display changes, and more debugging output.
Release Notes: Initial public release.