ntdll: add a warning about running wine as root (resend)

Steve Brown sbrown7 at umbc.edu
Mon Feb 9 09:30:36 CST 2009

On Mon, 9 Feb 2009, James Mckenzie wrote:

> Alexandre Julliard <julliard at winehq.org> wrote:
>> Please explain how running as root will screw their Wine directory. If
>> that's really true, surely it should be fixed instead of simply throwing
>> out a warning and proceeding.
> New wine installation:
> su (no dash so root's environment is not picked up)
> wine notepad
> install various programs and use them.
> exit
> User logs in a second time after learning how to properly use Wine.
> Attempt to do anything with Wine in user space.  Cannot do due to permissions problems.
> The solution:
> sudo rm -rf .wine

Wouldn't a better solution be `sudo chown -r me:me .wine`  ?

Steve Brown
sbrown7 at umbc.edu

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