Ticket #12257 (closed defect: obsolete)

Opened 9 years ago

Last modified 6 years ago

VBoxSVC fails to open ~/.VirtualBox/VirtualBox.xml file

Reported by: glebius Owned by:
Component: host support Version: VirtualBox 4.2.18
Keywords: Cc:
Guest type: all Host type: other


I have fresh new installation of VirtualBox 4.2.18 on FreeBSD 11.

# pkg info -x virtual

I used VirtualBox on this laptop a year ago, but have removed the old installation entirely since. I have removed ~/.VirtualBox directory manually.

When I start VBoxSVC, and then VirtualBox, the former fails:

# VBoxSVC 
Oracle VM VirtualBox XPCOM Server Version 4.2.18_OSE
(C) 2004-2013 Oracle Corporation
All rights reserved.

Starting event loop....
[press Ctrl-C to quit]
terminate called after throwing an instance of 'xml::EIPRTFailure'
  what():  Runtime error opening '/root/.VirtualBox/VirtualBox.xml' for reading: -102 (File not found.)
Аварийное завершение(core dumped)

True, there is no such file. According to documentation the file should be created and maintained by VBoxSVC itself, but this doesn't happen at my installation.

I'm ready to provide any additional information.


VBoxSVC.log Download (662 bytes) - added by glebius 9 years ago.
VirtualBox.xml Download (400 bytes) - added by glebius 9 years ago.

Change History

Changed 9 years ago by glebius

comment:1 Changed 9 years ago by glebius

I have manually put initial XML file (see attachment), and that was enough for VirtualBox to start and populate it.

Changed 9 years ago by glebius

comment:2 Changed 6 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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