Ticket #10261 (new defect)
Shared Folder symlnks now broken with Windows Host<-> Linux Guest
|Reported by:||Matteius||Owned by:|
|Version:||VirtualBox 4.1.8||Keywords:||symlinks shared folders|
One of the most annoying things over the holidays was when I upgraded to the Virtual Box 4.1.8 release and it broke the ability to create symlinks inside shared folders on a Windows 7 host. Normally prior, I would run Virtual Box as administrator and symlinks were creatable and would function properly. We use symlinks to link our django project settings files to be a source file checked into our code repots. Now I have to copy the file direct and use a differ tool.
Unfortunately I did try down grading to the previous version but the xml structure of the machine file definitions changed and there was no documentation or inisight on how to correct it so my machines could now only run in the current version that has this broken functionality. I consider this defect major because it is functionality that is useful to developers, does not pose a security risk, and is now completely broken in the latest point release.
I love VirtualBox and I will be truly satisfied if this issue can be fixed. Now to file a different report with the PyCharm people ...