Opened 10 years ago

Closed 10 years ago

#12498 closed defect (fixed)

[FIXED IN SVN] IGuestSession.directoryCreateTemp() API doesn't return dir name

Reported by: rjoyce Owned by:
Component: guest control Version: VirtualBox 4.3.4
Keywords: Cc:
Guest type: other Host type: other


The IGuestSession API function directoryCreateTemp() does not properly return the name of the new directory it creates. Instead, it returns the empty string. I'm testing from Java with an OS X 10.6 host and a Windows 7 guest, but the problem appears to be more general.

The problem seems to be in GuestSession::objectCreateTempInternal() in src/VBox/Main/src-client/GuestSessionImpl.cpp . It doesn't set the contents of the strName parameter anywhere -- that's where the return value (the directory name) would be propagated, if I understand correctly.

As an aside, that function interprets an empty strPath as "create a temporary directory in /tmp or equivalent", which would be a great feature to expose in the API. Unfortunately, the main function (GuestSession::DirectoryCreateTemp) explicitly guards against an empty string in aPath.


Change History (1)

comment:1 by pentagonik, 10 years ago

Resolution: fixed
Status: newclosed
Summary: IGuestSession.directoryCreateTemp() API doesn't return dir name[FIXED IN SVN] IGuestSession.directoryCreateTemp() API doesn't return dir name

Thanks for the report. This will be fixed in the next upcoming maintenance version.

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