VirtualBox

Ticket #12713 (closed defect: fixed)

Opened 13 months ago

Last modified 13 months ago

VBoxNetAdpCtl looks for ifconfig in the wrong path => Fixed in SVN

Reported by: efferre Owned by:
Priority: major Component: network
Version: VirtualBox 4.3.6 Keywords:
Cc: Guest type: all
Host type: Linux

Description

VBoxNetAdpCtl uses an hardcoded path for ifconfig, currently /sbin/ifconfig, both in the opensource and binary versions.

/sbin/ifconfig was the standard location until net-tools changed the default location to /bin/ifconfig, this happened a lot of time ago, see commit

 http://sourceforge.net/p/net-tools/code/ci/36b541c9f3efe55c5871674ee926be8b20339497/

I'd strongly suggest to support both paths (at runtime and not configure time) to be compatible with old and new versions of net-tools.

Change History

comment:1 Changed 13 months ago by frank

  • Summary changed from VBoxNetAdpCtl looks for ifconfig in the wrong path to VBoxNetAdpCtl looks for ifconfig in the wrong path => Fixed in SVN

Thanks for this report. This will be fixed in the next maintenance release.

comment:2 Changed 13 months ago by frank

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

Fix is part of VBox 4.3.8.

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