[vbox-dev] VBoxManage extpack uninstall [--force] <name> doesn't work

Gianfranco Costamagna costamagnagianfranco at yahoo.it
Fri Oct 16 20:53:14 UTC 2015

Hi Klaus

>Uninstalling an extpack expects to do a rename() syscall for the extpack 
>directory name successfully, but instead gets EXDEV. This means that the 
>filesystem structure is very unexpected.
>Either the Debian live setup uses a non-posix compliant union filesystem 
>or it stitches together filesystems in very creative ways (the extpack 
>directory most likely being a mount point).
>Both are violating the basic assumptions of the code, and even if 
>forcing would be implemented I wonder if it could/should avoid the 
>renaming, as it's making the removal safe (effectively atomic).

thanks a lot for the explanation!

I'll see if I can provide some fix, but I don't this is worth a try.



More information about the vbox-dev mailing list