VirtualBox

Ticket #11381 (closed defect: fixed)

Opened 15 months ago

Last modified 6 months ago

VBoxManage GUI improperly changes vmdk file location on OVA import => Fixed in SVN

Reported by: Layer 7 Owned by:
Priority: minor Component: GUI
Version: VirtualBox 4.1.12 Keywords: ova import rename
Cc: Guest type: Linux
Host type: Linux

Description

I am using VirtualBox Version 4.1.12_Ubuntu on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. When attempting to import a RHEL 5.8 virtual appliance OVA, the appliance import wizard will improperly change the path of the VMDK when changing the name of the virtual machine.

To reproduce:

  1. Open VirtualBox Manager GUI
  2. File -> Import Appliance
  3. Choose an OVA file and proceed
  4. Change the "Name" property from "vm" to "teststring"
  5. Observe the "Name property changing properly
  6. Observe the "Virtual Disk Image" path change improperly.

Specifically, VBoxManage GUI appears to do a full substitution for "vm" with "teststring" in the VMDK's path.

I have attached two images which have illustrated the behavior. This is obviously a cosmetic issue, as changing the file path of the VMDK/VDI is trivial to do before completing the import and is the currentworkaround.

Attachments

vbox-rename-bug-1.png Download (397.8 KB) - added by Layer 7 15 months ago.
Default OVA import settings
vbox-rename-bug-2.png Download (424.5 KB) - added by Layer 7 15 months ago.
OVA settings after changing "Name" property
screenshot_72.jpg Download (160.2 KB) - added by fcoz 12 months ago.
Image showing incorrect renaming of vdmk with VM name

Change History

Changed 15 months ago by Layer 7

Default OVA import settings

Changed 15 months ago by Layer 7

OVA settings after changing "Name" property

comment:1 Changed 13 months ago by Kwyjibo

I can replicate this bug on a Windows host with VirtualBox 4.2.10

comment:2 Changed 12 months ago by fcoz

I'm seeing this on a MAC (OSX 10.8.2) with VirtualBox 4.2.12.

Changed 12 months ago by fcoz

Image showing incorrect renaming of vdmk with VM name

comment:3 Changed 8 months ago by VVP

fixed in SVN.

comment:4 Changed 7 months ago by frank

  • Summary changed from VBoxManage GUI improperly changes vmdk file location on OVA import to VBoxManage GUI improperly changes vmdk file location on OVA import => Fixed in SVN

The fix is part of VBox 4.3 Beta 2. Please give it a try!

comment:5 Changed 6 months ago by frank

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