[Wine]Re: To su or not to su

Alban Browaeys browaeys.alban at wanadoo.fr
Mon Apr 4 22:10:49 CDT 2005

Le Mon, 04 Apr 2005 20:57:47 -0400, Robert Yu a écrit :

> If I try to install a WIndows program with Wine, should I su to root
> before doing so?

No. See windows programs as plugins for wine . They are installed in the
home directory of the user used to install them (thus if you want to
install program as the root user they will be availbale only to the root
Windows program are not "root" aware so becoming root cannot help them
working any better (c: is a directory in your user home, so your are
already "root" in the windows meaning in your wine environment).

Security wise using wine as root is giving your windows program the
capabilities to break your system ... as on windows itself.


More information about the wine-users mailing list