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Date: Wed, 10 Jul 2019 17:55:38 -0400
From: "Perry E. Metzger" <>
To: Malte Kraus <>
Subject: Re: Privileged File Access from Desktop Applications

On Tue, 9 Jul 2019 11:30:36 -0400 "Perry E. Metzger"
<> wrote:
> On Tue, 9 Jul 2019 13:58:37 +0000 Malte Kraus <>
> wrote:
> > 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...)

FYI, I've googled around and been unable to easily find any mention
of this problem or a description of why it might be an issue. A link
to something talking about it would still be appreciated.

Perry E. Metzger

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