vlc does not run as root
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VLC does not run as root.
VLC is not supposed to be run as root. Sorry.
If you need to use real-time priorities and/or privileged TCP ports
you can use vlc-wrapper (make sure it is Set-UID root first and
cannot be run by non-trusted users first).
Before the peaching starts about running as root, I do it because I can. I choose to run as root because I am r00t! While I appreciate concerns for systems security, I understand the risks of running as a root account. I know Ubuntu does a good job of using non-root, however it's my choice. That's one reason why I don't use Windows, because of the lack of choice. I understand I can compile it myself, but then it wouldn't be in the repo and I wouldn't receive security updates. Again please don't preach all the evils of running as root. Can you compile with future versions with --enable-
|Changed in vlc:|
|importance:||Undecided → Wishlist|
|status:||New → Triaged|