libcap is a library for getting and setting POSIX.1e
(formerly POSIX 6) draft 15 capabilities.
libcap v2 implements support for filesystem capabilities; however,
the kernel shipped with Slackware 12.1 does not support this.
# grep CAPABILITIES /boot/config
# CONFIG_SECURITY_FILE_CAPABILITIES is not set
To enable this support, recompile the kernel with this option set:
Security options --->
Enable different security models
Default Linux Capabilities
File POSIX Capabilities (EXPERIMENTAL)
Even if you don't use this, the actual lib should still be compatible
with libcap v1 in the 12.0 repo. If, however, this happens to not actually
be the case, the SlackBuild there should still work fine on 12.1.
Additional URL pointers (besides the project homepage):
POSIX file capabilities: Parceling the power of root by Serge E. Hallyn
Using Capabilities by Olaf Kirch
POSIX 1e and 2c drafts:
Maintained by: Menno E. Duursma
Approved by: rworkman
(the SlackBuild does not include the source)