Wine on OLPC

James Hawkins truiken at
Fri Apr 11 18:22:02 CDT 2008

On Fri, Apr 11, 2008 at 6:11 PM, Benjamin M. Schwartz
<bmschwar at> wrote:
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>  James Hawkins wrote:
>  | On Fri, Apr 11, 2008 at 5:59 PM, Benjamin M. Schwartz
>  |>  Would you consider patches to exchange the uid check for a rwx access
>  check?
>  | No, that check was added to keep users from running Wine as root.
>  Then why not prevent users from running Wine as root?  This does not
>  prevent that.

It prevents this case:

$ sudo wine app.exe

and we've already decided that we're not going to outright prevent
users from running wine as root.  There are certain circumstances
where it's required.

James Hawkins

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