[vbox-dev] virtualbox should give a more meaningful message when an outdated ext-pack is installed

Larry Finger Larry.Finger at lwfinger.net
Thu Feb 2 20:30:36 GMT 2017

On 02/02/2017 12:52 PM, Gianfranco Costamagna wrote:
> Hello vbox developers, as said I get bug reports about failures due to:
> "VERR_PDM_DEVHLPR3_VERSION_MISMATCH", maybe can we have some better error message?
> I'm not sure how better might it be, but I get a lot of reports due to this problem...
> Maybe refusing to start when an incompatible ext-pack is detected would be even better.
> You can see more info here [1]
> [1]
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/virtualbox/+bug/1660093
> thanks,

Is not the "please make sure you have terminated all VMs and upgraded any 
extension packs" message sufficient?


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