ntdll: add a warning about running wine as root (resend)
austinenglish at gmail.com
Tue Feb 10 09:24:40 CST 2009
On Tue, Feb 10, 2009 at 8:38 AM, Vitaliy Margolen
<wine-devel at kievinfo.com> wrote:
> Alexandre Julliard wrote:
>> Vitaliy Margolen <wine-devel at kievinfo.com> writes:
>>> Alexandre Julliard wrote:
>>>> Again, please demonstrate the exact sequence that leads to an actual
>>>> problem, not just vague hearsay of people reporting problems that may or
>>>> may not have anything to do with this.
>>> Will this work? BTW default Open SuSE configuration.
>>> vitaliy at dragon:~ $export WINEPREFIX=~/.wine-root
>>> vitaliy at dragon:~ $sudo wine winecfg
>>> root's password:
>>> wine: created the configuration directory '/root/.wine'
>> As you can see it's creating a new prefix under /root, so it's not
>> messing up the user's prefix. That's perfectly fine.
> That part worked you are correct.
> However X11 part didn't (missing $DISPLAY). And even if $DISPLAY would be
> defined in this case all programs will be installed into root's env not
> user's. No menu entries, no desktop links no visible installed programs -
> big problem for noob users "where did my stuff go"?
That's not the (main) problem. The main problem is people installing
stuff as root when they have no reason to do so.
Alexandre, how would you feel about a one time warning, e.g., by
setting a registry key, a la wineboot when run on a new/updated
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