[vbox-dev] VBoxManage extpack uninstall [--force] <name> doesn't work
costamagnagianfranco at yahoo.it
Fri Oct 16 20:53:14 UTC 2015
>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.
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