[vbox-dev] Latest svn vbox runs only as root?
Frank.Mehnert at Sun.COM
Sun Aug 31 12:08:37 PDT 2008
On Sunday 31 August 2008, walt wrote:
> On Sat, 30 Aug 2008, walt wrote:
> > A very recent commit to svn makes it impossible to run vbox as
> > an ordinary user, even if I set it suid root...
> I forgot the most important thing of all: I see this only on the
> x86_64 (amd k8) version of vbox. The x86 version works normally.
I forward the answer from Knut here as his previous E-mail was
accidently sent to the wrong address:
Developers which wish to run directly from the build directory
should add VBOX_WITHOUT_HARDENING=1 to their LocalConfig.kmk. If
you're going to pack and install the stuff, you need to mark
VirtualBox, VirtualBox3, VBoxHeadless, VBoxSDL and VBoxBFE (you
might not be shipping all these) as setuid like done at the bottom
Instead of editing LocalConfig.kmk there is now a configure option
for disabling this setuid requirement:
Make sure you update any udev rules and reload the right vboxdrv
after build it like this, otherwise it won't run (you'll get access
Dr.-Ing. Frank Mehnert Sun Microsystems http://www.sun.com/
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