icmp states I need to be running wine as root

Juan Lang juan.lang at gmail.com
Sun Oct 21 16:05:15 CDT 2007

> > I thought wine was not to be run as root, is this not correct?
> It's not the ICMP you need to look at but "SOCK_RAW". This is not supported
> for regular users, only superuser.

So to be clear:  we strongly recommend against running Wine as root.
But you sometimes need to run Wine as root in order to do certain
things on Linux, e.g. open raw sockets.  The solution:  don't run
applications that want to do those things, or take it up with the
Linux kernel developers.


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