[Wine] Re: a question about installation winetrics!
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Thu Mar 25 17:24:36 CDT 2010
[quote="Martin Gregorie"]On Wed, 2010-03-24 at 17:50 +0100, J4 wrote:
> If you are running [winetricks] as root then you ought not to have a permission
> denied ;)
Running winetricks as root probably won't give you the results you require or expect. The changes will go through to /root/.wine and not apply to $HOME/.wine at all. Running as sudo is even worse. The changes will apply to $HOME/.wine allright, but now the permissions will have changed to root on certain files in the user's home directory, making it so that the relevant settings can't be modified by that user in the future without the crutch of sudo. Then there is the sticky problem that anything running under wine as sudo will have full access to the system, including the ability to delete the entire drive. Such a thing can not be whole-heartedly recommended.
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