Cannot run wineinstall

Austin English austinenglish at
Tue Aug 7 03:06:41 CDT 2012

On Sun, Aug 5, 2012 at 2:05 PM, Carlos Tiba <carlostiba at> wrote:
> It displays the message:
> " You are running wineinstall as root, this is not advisable. Please
> rerun as a user.
> Aborting. "
> However it is not possible to install anything on Ubuntu Linux if
> you-re not root.

You'll be asked for the password after compiling wine.

> The command:
> $ sudo ./wineinstall
> does not run after passwd enter because of the message above.
> How is it possible?

You could use a premade package, or just run ./configure && make &&
sudo make install.

In any case, these sort of questions belong on the forum, not wine-devel.


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