Windows Program Support

Evan eapache at
Fri Nov 9 01:40:56 UTC 2007

I hadn't considered the malware aspect, but running any program not in the
official repos opens that door. Running wine apps may actually be safer
since wine never needs root access (the whole win filesystem is contained in
the user's home directory). It could still do a lot of damage though, so
that would have to be looked at carefully.

Can AppArmor differentiate between different apps on wine, or would it view
wine as a single app?

On Nov 8, 2007 8:24 PM, Sebastian Heinlein <glatzor at> wrote:

> Lots of your ideas have been discussed at the UDS last week. Furthermore
> you should consider that running Windows apps also opens the door to
> viruses and worms.
> Perhaps we could perform a ClamAV scan before running a Windows
> application?
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