loader: more stringent sanity check
thestig at google.com
Thu Mar 20 18:40:00 CDT 2008
On Thu, Mar 20, 2008 at 4:28 PM, Marcus Meissner <marcus at jet.franken.de> wrote:
> On Thu, Mar 20, 2008 at 03:41:00PM -0700, Dan Kegel wrote:
> > 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...
> > Seriously.
> > > 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?
> QUestion is ... Why do they do this?
> Ciao, Marcus
On Ubuntu, you cannot even login as root, they'd have to run "sudo
wine". On many other distros, if you login as root, you'll get a
dialog warning you about it, and the desktop background will be bright
red. Are people going out of their way to run Wine as root?
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