Wine cannot execute files due to default Ubuntu security settings

Bug #706345 reported by Davide Vitelaru on 2011-01-22
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
util-linux (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Wine cannot execute files due to default Ubuntu security settings. It might not be considered a bug, but this new 'feature' might make a lot of new Ubuntu users doubt that it can run Windows software, or consider it 'buggy'.

This is what I get when I try to execute an .exe from my internal NTFS hard-drive:

"The file '/media/Storage HD/Program Kits/Digital Janitor Setup.msi' is not marked as executable. If this was downloaded or copied from an untrusted source, it may be dangerous to run. For more details, read about the executable bit."

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 10.10
Package: wine 1.2.1-0ubuntu1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.35-24.42-generic
Uname: Linux 2.6.35-24-generic i686
Architecture: i386
Date: Sat Jan 22 19:20:58 2011
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 10.10 "Maverick Meerkat" - Release i386 (20101007)
PackageArchitecture: all
SourcePackage: wine1.2

Davide Vitelaru (vitdave93) wrote :
affects: ubuntu → wine (Ubuntu)
Winjeel (ablyth) wrote :

I assumed it was Ubuntu getting very anti-Windows, consequently I rebooted into Windows (I have dual boot) and used specific software there instead. I tried to install software published by Oxford University Press and Macmillan Language House publishers, only to find this problem. So I assumed the default now would be to block all .exe files. If it is a bug, then it can reduce my dependency on Windows if fixed.

Davide Vitelaru (vitdave93) wrote :

So, is anyone going to do anything about it? It's been a month since I submitted the bug...

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Ken Sharp (kennybobs) wrote :

This isn't a Wine bug, it's whatever package mounts NTFS without exec as default. Changing to mount for now.

Changed in util-linux (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Ken Sharp (kennybobs) on 2011-10-01
affects: wine (Ubuntu) → util-linux (Ubuntu)
Ken Sharp (kennybobs) wrote :

Works fine in Precise, when mounted by fuse (I guess).

Changed in util-linux (Ubuntu):
status: New → Fix Released
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