[Wine] Permissions

James McKenzie jjmckenzie51 at earthlink.net
Sun Apr 5 16:08:02 CDT 2009

VanDenPit wrote:
> Hello
> I have installed wine on a open suse linux system as root
> how can I give general acces to the other users?
> other users can not use the installed program
One, Wine should NOT be run as root.
Two, each user has their own location for files/programs installed with
Wine.  This is BY DESIGN.

So, what you need to do is this:

One, su to root and type in the following:

rm -rf .wine

Log out of root and then run wineboot or install your favorite program(s).

Do this for EACH user you want to use Wine.

Now, the trick is that you CAN put information that is shared between
users into a common area (folder, directory) and have multiple users
access these files.  HOWEVER, it is recommended that the file(s) be
locked so that ONLY one user can open them for modification at a time,
or you will, eventually, end up with corrupted files.

Jame McKenzie

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