[Bug 17337] New: Prevent running as root

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Tue Feb 10 15:13:36 CST 2009


           Summary: Prevent running as root
           Product: Wine
           Version: 1.1.14
          Platform: PC
               URL: http://www.winehq.org/pipermail/wine-devel/2009-
        OS/Version: Linux
            Status: NEW
          Keywords: download, source
          Severity: enhancement
          Priority: P2
         Component: -unknown
        AssignedTo: wine-bugs at winehq.org
        ReportedBy: austinenglish at gmail.com

Been tried a few times, need to make it harder to run as root, but not
disabled. Alexandre proposed:
No, warning message boxes are just as useless, users have been
conditioned by MS to click through without reading.

If you really want to prevent users from running as root you have to
refuse to create the prefix and abort, and then make them jump through
hoops to create it manually, by running wineboot explicitly or something
like that.

See this thread for my most recent patch, which started this discussion:

Filing a bug since I'm not sure when I'll be able to work on this.

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