VirtualBox

Ticket #11164 (new enhancement)

Opened 18 months ago

Error message needs to be dramatically improved when installing extpack with VBoxManage

Reported by: KenSharp Owned by:
Priority: trivial Component: installer
Version: VirtualBox 4.2.4 Keywords: extpack
Cc: Guest type: other
Host type: other

Description

$ VBoxManage extpack install Oracle_VM_VirtualBox_Extension_Pack-4.2.4-81684.vbox-extpack 0%... Progress state: NS_ERROR_FAILURE VBoxManage: error: Failed to install "/tmp/Oracle_VM_VirtualBox_Extension_Pack-4.2.4-81684.vbox-extpack" VBoxManage: error: The installer failed with exit code 127: Error creating textual authentication agent: Error opening current controlling terminal for the process (`/dev/tty'): No such device or address VBoxManage: error: Details: code NS_ERROR_FAILURE (0x80004005), component ExtPackManager, interface IExtPackManager VBoxManage: error: Context: "int handleExtPack(HandlerArg*)" at line 1112 of file VBoxManageMisc.cpp

This is meaningless. The problem: it needs to be ran as root.

The application really should have the intelligence to check for root access and report a more meaningful message than the above.

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