Le Sat 26 Dec 09 à 18:27 +0100, Hoareau Jean Pierre a écrit :
> I use Linux as single user at home and i test all news versions of Linux 
> Debian. I  It  will be fun to run VLC as root user (like the previous version 
> on LENNY, ETCH). This can be do by an option like "vlc -root" or an advice 
> like the previous version.

VLC is subject to a lot of input coming from the wild (aka the Internet)
and there have been a lot of security issues notably in the demuxers of
vlc and other media player. Hence upstream decided to block running as
root by default. That is a decision that I and some other Debian and
Ubuntu maintainer of the VLC package support.



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