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spotify-wine cannot be installed any more with 'Administrator' account #487

sir-ragna opened this issue Jul 14, 2019 · 1 comment


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commented Jul 14, 2019

The spotify-wine container doesn't work any more. Wine refuses to install with the error message. Please install Spotify using a normal account instead of an Administrator account.


I tried creating a new user account and run wine under that user but that doesn't seem to work.

root@153a68bfb4c7:~# adduser user
root@153a68bfb4c7:~# su - user -c "wine /usr/src/SpotifySetup.exe"
wine: cannot find L"Z:\\usr\\src\\SpotifySetup.exe"

This was fixed by adding +x and +r permissions to /usr/src/SpotifySetup. Now of course I've got the Make sure that your X server is running and that $DISPLAY is set correctly. error.

To work around this I whitelist the XAUTHORITY and DISPLAY environment variables.

root@153a68bfb4c7:~# su --login --whitelist-environment=XAUTHORITY,DISPLAY user -c "wine /usr/src/SpotifySetup.exe"

This results in the same error message as before. Please install Spotify using a normal account instead of an Administrator account. I've searched for a way to run something with less privileges in Wine. The only thing I could find was wine runas /trustlevel:0x2000 <program> in a thread on OneDrive.exe[1]. This wine container however doesn't have C:\Windows\System32\runas.exe. Does anyone know how to add it?

Here's the script I'm using to start the container.

# Credit to @paddy-hack
echo "ffff 0000  $(xauth nlist $DISPLAY | cut -d\  -f4-)" \
    | xauth -f $DOCKER_XAUTH nmerge -

docker run --rm -it \
	-v /etc/localtime:/etc/localtime:ro \
	--cpuset-cpus 0 \
	-v /tmp/.X11-unix:/tmp/.X11-unix  \
	--device /dev/snd:/dev/snd \
	--name spotify-wine \
	jess/spotify-wine bash



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