OK, so to fix this problem recently introduced into Whonix 15 that affects a rather core part of the Debian GUI experience that most of us have used for years, we can either:
- Request upstream developers for dozens of famous packages used by vastly more people than in the Whonix community to change a long-standing element of how every one of their packages work, and if we’re lucky, wait 1-3 years for it to trickle down to Debian stable repo.
- Fix Whonix at our own pace right now. (Very quick, appreciate that.)
There are probably hundreds of well-known packages that use root in the way that Whonix 15 right now has broken.
Of course, I’m with you here, who doesn’t like more security? I’m still interested in Qubes development, even though I’ve chosen amnesic Debian as my host OS security instead.
But we can’t break the universal user experience like this.
So what are we going to do?