Malware on Wine review

Dan Kegel dank at
Mon Feb 23 18:06:39 CST 2009

On Mon, Feb 23, 2009 at 4:00 PM, Ben Klein <shacklein at> wrote:
>>>> "Do not set the file association for Windows executables with Wine.
>>>> This would enable running Windows executables in Wine by simply double
>>>> clicking them."
>> Yes, exactly.  The default should be off, and it should be easy to
>> turn on.
> And if we're willing to deal with an influx of users complaining why
> it doesn't work like that any more, we should do it. We'd probably
> also have to get all the package maintainers on board though.

Yes, this will require a modicum of consensus.  We might decide
to stay unsafe, or we might decide to make the bindings be in
a separate package, so it's easier for admins to flip the switch.

> My packaging process doesn't do anything that explicitly associates
> Wine with exes, but I just tried opening an exe from Thunar and it ran
> ... interesting. Debian, 1.1.15

- Dan

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