[vbox-dev] VBoxHeadless: Libgcrypt warning: missing initialization - please fix the application

John Lumby jlumby at bluecatnetworks.com
Wed Aug 18 01:15:35 GMT 2021

The subject warning is logged once in my syslog for every VBoxHeadless startvm that I run.
I see it on two different systems  -  one running  6.1.20 from a distro,  other running  6.1.22   which I built from the OSE.
On that 6.1.22 one,  My libgcrypt version is libgcrypt-1.9.3     --   lib is  libgcrypt.so.20.3.3

Searching on the web shows numerous instances of the message "Libgcrypt warning: missing initialization - please fix the application"  but none of them indicate VBoxHeadless or any virtualbox connection.
I have not attempted to debug this further and it is probably not too important as everything works,    but I wonder if anyone else has seen this.     On a quick glance at the virtualbox source I cant find any direct reference to or use of libgcrypt at all.

Cheers,  John Lumby

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