Ticket #10404 (new defect)

Opened 3 years ago

Last modified 7 months ago

udev rules want to access not mounted /usr

Reported by: DanielDuesentrieb Owned by:
Priority: minor Component: installer
Version: VirtualBox 4.1.10 Keywords:
Cc: Guest type: other
Host type: Linux



I am using the Virtualbox Debian package for wheezy.

During boot I get the message from udev that the script

  • /usr/share/virtualbox/

can not be found. At this moment the /usr partition is not mounted. I have contacted the Debian udev maintainer:


He suggests a solution similar to the bluez package described here:

It is planned to modify the appropriate Virtualbox postinstall script accordingly?

Change History

comment:1 Changed 3 years ago by DanielDuesentrieb

A short amendment:

Another solution would be to move

  • /usr/share/Virtualbox/


  • /lib/udev/

and modify the path in

  • /etc/udev/rules.d/10-virtualbox.rules

accordingly. To use a seperate /usr partition is recommended in a Debian Install Documentation, I think it would be reasonable to adapt the Debian post install script in the next release.

comment:2 Changed 2 years ago by bjarne

This bug is really a nuisance in in Wheezy since most installations have a seperate /usr partition. Can we please fix it the way it's implemented in the official debian repo, where is located in /lib/udev.

Best Regards / Bjarne

comment:3 Changed 7 months ago by michael

Any idea how udev would react if the file /etc/udev/rules.d/10-virtualbox.rules were a symbolic link into /usr/share/VirtualBox, and thus available or not available when /usr/share/VirtualBox/ is?

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