VirtualBox

Ticket #17310 (new defect)

Opened 3 years ago

Last modified 3 years ago

virtualbox extension pack accept-license issue

Reported by: LocutusOfBorg Owned by:
Component: other Version: VirtualBox 5.2.0
Keywords: Cc:
Guest type: other Host type: other

Description

Hello, I want to point out a misbehave of the extension pack installer. You recently added the accept-license flag, to avoid issues when it is installed in batch mode.

Unfortunately, batch mode means no console available, and in case the accept-license checksum is wrong, you just point the license to the user, expecting it to manually press "yes".

This is really submoptimal, because it breaks automatic installations (e.g. with apt), when the license checksum changes. Maybe, instead of printing the license, would be really better to exit with an error code, to make the user aware of the issue, or maybe add a new "--exit-failure" flag, for people who install automatically the extension pack via scripts.

Change History

comment:1 Changed 3 years ago by socratis

IANAL, but the license of the ExtPack does *not* allow for batch installations. That's why the manual input was added. Unless you have a customer contract with Oracle, in which case you could talk to your Oracle representative.

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