Ticket #10919 (closed defect: fixed)

Opened 19 months ago

Last modified 17 months ago

4.2.0 doesn't recognise Solaris 12

Reported by: jmcp Owned by:
Priority: minor Component: installer
Version: VirtualBox 4.2.0 Keywords:
Cc: Guest type: other
Host type: Solaris

Description (last modified by frank) (diff)

I updated my workstation to Solaris 12 build 4, removed vbox 4.1.18 and installed the 4.2.0 version. The postinstall script has a problem:

## Executing postinstall script.
Checking for older bits...
Installing new ones...
Detected Solaris 5.11 Version 12
Loading VirtualBox kernel modules...
   - Loaded: Host module
   - Loaded: NetAdapter module
   - Loaded: NetFilter (Crossbow) module
   * Warning!! Solaris 5.11 build 124 or higher required for USB support. Skipped installing USB support.
Configuring services...
   * Warning!! Importing Zone access service  ...FAILED.
   * Warning!! Refer /var/svc/log/system-manifest-import:default.log for details.

Firstly, this isn't Solaris 5.11 Version 12, it's Solaris 12. Secondly, the usb support check is broken.

For Solaris 11 (FCS) and later (11.1, 11.whatever, 12...), the usb support check should pass, because we are most definitely *past* s11_124. If you detect the kernel version as including "5.12" or "5.11-0.175" then you know that the check has passed.

If you check the kernel version with

STR_KERN=`pkg info kernel |awk '/Branch/ {print $2}'`

then you can use something like this to determine OS minor / micro versions:

if [[ $STR_KERN =~ 5.12 ]]; then
    # Next Release under development
elif [[ $STR_KERN =~ 0.175.[1-9] ]]; then
    # S11 Update release
    HOST_OS_MAJORVERSION="11."`echo $STR_KERN|awk -F"." '{print $3}`
    # S11 FCS

if [[ $HOST_OST_MAJORVERSION == "11" ]]; then
    HOST_OS_MINORVERSION=`echo $STR_KERN|awk -F"." '{print $6}'`

I'll ignore for a moment that the Major Solaris Version is _5_ and not _5.11_.

Then when you do the vboxusb addition, you should firstly check the major then minor OS versions:

if [[ $HOST_OS_MAJORVERSION == "5.12" -o $HOST_OS_MAJORVERSION == "11.[1-9]" \
   -o ( $HOST_OS_MAJORVERSION == "11" -a $HOST_OS_MINORVERSION -ge 123 ) ]] ; then
   ## clear to add the vboxusb driver


Change History

comment:1 Changed 19 months ago by frank

What Solaris version is that? I'm not aware of Solaris 12.

comment:2 Changed 19 months ago by frank

  • Description modified (diff)

comment:3 Changed 19 months ago by alanbur

Solaris 12 is the next development version, it's not a released product.

comment:4 Changed 19 months ago by frank

  • Priority changed from major to minor

comment:5 Changed 17 months ago by frank

  • Status changed from new to closed
  • Resolution set to fixed

Fixed in VBox 4.2.2.

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