VirtualBox

Ticket #11381 (closed defect: fixed)

Opened 2 years ago

Last modified 16 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 2 years ago.
Default OVA import settings
vbox-rename-bug-2.png Download (424.5 KB) - added by Layer 7 2 years ago.
OVA settings after changing "Name" property
screenshot_72.jpg Download (160.2 KB) - added by fcoz 22 months ago.
Image showing incorrect renaming of vdmk with VM name

Change History

Changed 2 years ago by Layer 7

Default OVA import settings

Changed 2 years ago by Layer 7

OVA settings after changing "Name" property

comment:1 Changed 2 years ago by Kwyjibo

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

comment:2 Changed 22 months ago by fcoz

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

Changed 22 months ago by fcoz

Image showing incorrect renaming of vdmk with VM name

comment:3 Changed 19 months ago by VVP

fixed in SVN.

comment:4 Changed 18 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 16 months ago by frank

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