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Date: Tue, 9 Jul 2019 11:30:36 -0400
From: "Perry E. Metzger" <>
To: Malte Kraus <>
Subject: Re: Privileged File Access from Desktop Applications

On Tue, 9 Jul 2019 13:58:37 +0000 Malte Kraus <>
> With Wayland, it's no longer supported to run graphical
> applications as root.

Can you explain (or point to) a description of why this is a problem?
(It seems like preventing people from editing administrative files as
root and requiring that they use a dbus based file i/o system is
likely to be a source of bugs for years to come...)

Perry E. Metzger

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