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Re: segfault in mozilla-browser-0.9.4-3 postinst

"Ethan Benson" <erbenson@alaska.net> writes:

> On Mon, Oct 01, 2001 at 07:36:50PM -0600, Jason E. Stewart wrote:
> > "Ethan Benson" <erbenson@alaska.net> writes:
> > 
> > > > Ok. I lied, galeon only works for root. If I try to run it as a
> > > 
> > > you should not even be trying that, ever.
> > 
> > Advice is good, reasons are even better. Why shouldn't I run it as root?
> no X program should ever be run as root.  period.

I disagree. 

When I first tried the new build of galeon, I mistakenly ran one of my
old builds, and reported success. When I realized the error, and
discovered the new build wouldn't run, I ran galeon as root to test
whether there was a permissions issue. 

So, I didn't intend to use it as a web browser, merely to test what my
error was.

> root is for system administration ONLY not for random web browsing and
> daily use.  you should be root as little as possible.

This is useful advice, and I agree. If you had indicated this in your
first email, we could have avoided the entire discussion.


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