[pkg-wine-party] Bug#486829: Bug#486829: wine: uses dpkg, which is mode 750

Ove Kaaven ovek at arcticnet.no
Wed Jun 18 13:21:17 UTC 2008

Pascal A. Dupuis skrev:
> Package: wine
> Severity: normal
> Hello,
> the fourth line of /usr/bin/wine is 
> ARCH="`dpkg --print-architecture`"
> The problem is that dpkg is installed mode 750, as stated in 
> /var/lib/dpkg/statoverride:
> #0 #0 0750 /usr/bin/dpkg
> this results in normal users having troubles running wine on amd64,

How would you define "normal users"? Up until now, *nobody* else has 
ever had such a statoverride, and it seems like a ridiculous one. Where 
does it come from? It's certainly not a "normal" configuration.

And even in this configuration, why does it cause trouble? Even if ARCH 
is unset, Wine should still start normally.

> and 
> getting error message on other architectures. Shouldn't other mechanisms
> be used to get the real arch ?

It's the most robust approach so far. What else would you suggest?

IMO, you should fix your system by removing this bogus statoverride and 
take steps to ensure it doesn't come back, but if you don't want to, I'm 
probably willing to accept a patch to work around broken permissions as 

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