Ticket #16 (closed defect: fixed)

Opened 11 years ago

Last modified 11 years ago

Bug in /etc/init.d/virtualbox prevents recomplication of kernel module with dpkg-reconfigure

Reported by: tfim Owned by:
Priority: minor Component: other
Version: VirtualBox 1.3.2 Keywords:
Cc: Guest type: other
Host type: other


The /etc/init.d/virtualbox script checks if a kernel module exists and fails if there is none, regardless of the action requested. This causes problems when using dpkg-reconfigure virtualbox to rebuild the kernel module, because the init script will be called to stop the virtualbox service first - and cause dpkg to abort because it fails, creating a chicken-and-egg problem.

A workaround is to replace line 133:

fail "Kernel module not found"



Change History

comment:1 Changed 11 years ago by achimha

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

That has already been addressed. Check the User's FAQ on the webpage for a workaround (similar to yours).

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