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

Austin English austinenglish at gmail.com
Mon Feb 9 10:04:25 CST 2009

On Mon, Feb 9, 2009 at 9:58 AM, James Mckenzie
<jjmckenzie51 at earthlink.net> wrote:
> Aurimas Fišeras <aurimas at gmail.com> wrote:
>>Sent: Feb 9, 2009 7:45 AM
>>To: James Mckenzie <jjmckenzie51 at earthlink.net>
>>Cc: wine-devel at winehq.org
>>Subject: Re: ntdll: add a warning about running wine as root (resend)
>>James Mckenzie wrote:
>>> Alexandre Julliard <julliard at winehq.org> wrote:
>>> 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
>>No, the solution is
>>sudo chown -R user:user .wine
> Correct.  However, this is not being given as the solution.
> Also, if the user is on an alternate wine prefix this would change to:
> sudo chown -R <username>:users $WINEPREFIX
> Is this in the FAQ somewhere?
> James McKenzie

It is now (before, just said sudo rm -rf ~/.wine).


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