VirtualBox

Ticket #12201 (closed defect: fixed)

Opened 17 months ago

Last modified 16 months ago

Group vboxusers is not a system group -> fixed in releases after 17 Oct 2013, 4.2 and later

Reported by: Tedzdog Owned by:
Priority: trivial Component: installer
Version: VirtualBox 4.3.0 Keywords: vboxusers group
Cc: Guest type: other
Host type: Linux

Description

The linux installer does not create the 'vboxusers' as a system group, instead it is created as a regular group.

groupadd should be used with the '-r' option in trunk/src/VBox/Installer/linux/install.sh, and trunk/src/VBox/Installer/linux/rpm/VirtualBox.tmpl.spec

The Debian installer appears to have the correct behaviour.

Change History

comment:1 Changed 17 months ago by michael

  • Summary changed from Group vboxusers is not a system group to Group vboxusers is not a system group -> fixed in releases after 17 Oct 2013, 4.2 and later

Changed this - I did not do it previously due to compatibility concerns, but the "-r" option seems to be old enough by now for all the distributions we support.

For my education, what is the practical difference (that is, other than the purely numerical one) between a system and a user group?

comment:2 Changed 16 months ago by frank

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

Fix is part of VBox 4.3.2.

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