loader: more stringent sanity check

Dan Kegel dank at kegel.com
Thu Mar 20 17:41:00 CDT 2008

On Thu, Mar 20, 2008 at 3:28 PM, Alexandre Julliard <julliard at winehq.org> wrote:
>  I hope you are not seriously suggesting that we do this...


>  I'm not at all convinced that we need even a warning, there doesn't seem
>  to be much concrete evidence that running as root is actually harmful,

Many, many newbies are running wine as root without
really needing to.  They are much more likely to screw
up their systems this way.  Are you saying we should stop
advising against this?

>  and it's necessary in many cases. Refusing to run is clearly not an
>  option.

That's why the override is provided.

>  If we really need to have something then it should be at most a one-time
>  warning (in a message box so people have a chance to see it) at
>  wineprefixcreate time, with an easy way to disable it.

Then the newbies will just click past it.
- Dan

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