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Re: Which IM, blog and email service are best for debian users?

On Mon, 2008-06-16 at 16:04 +1000, Rich Healey wrote:
> Ron Johnson wrote:
> > On 06/15/08 05:46, Star Liu wrote:
> >> <snip> except that it refuses root to use it. :)
> > 
> > As well it should.  Why are you running as root?
> > 
> I disagree. I agree that in 99% of cases running normal UL applications
> as root is a bad idea, but this isn't ubuntu. If I want to play with
> [whatever] as root, then it should damn well let me.

Odds are the decision to fail as root was made by upstream, not Debian.
It would be a good thing if more programs that shouldn't be run as root
(or Administrator) failed as root intentionally, esp. on Windows.

Paul Johnson

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