Ticket #11164 (closed enhancement: obsolete)

Opened 7 years ago

Last modified 3 years ago

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

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


$ 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.

Change History

comment:1 Changed 3 years ago by aeichner

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

Please reopen if still relevant with a recent VirtualBox release.

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