Package fakeroot

Gives a fake root environment

http://fakeroot.alioth.debian.org/

fakeroot runs a command in an environment wherein it appears to have
root privileges for file manipulation. fakeroot works by replacing the
file manipulation library functions (chmod(2), stat(2) etc.) by ones
that simulate the effect the real library functions would have had,
had the user really been root.

General Commands (Section 1)
faked-tcp
If a fakeroot process wants to change the ownership of a file, then faked is the process that remembers that new owner. If later the same fakeroot process does...
fakeroot-tcp
fakeroot runs a command in an environment wherein it appears to have root privileges for file manipulation. This is useful for allowing users to create archives...