VirtualBox

Ticket #18658 (assigned defect)

Opened 5 weeks ago

Last modified 3 weeks ago

Copy/Paste is broken for OSX guests after 6.0.4

Reported by: socratis Owned by: pentagonik
Component: clipboard Version: VirtualBox 6.0.6
Keywords: Cc:
Guest type: OSX Server Host type: Mac OS X

Description

It's really simple, the title says it all. Tested on a 10.11.6 OSX host with two VMs, 10.13 and 10.9.

6.0.2, .4 GAs work fine, 6.0.6, .8 and later don't.

Attachments

VBox-6.0.4.log Download (196.5 KB) - added by socratis 5 weeks ago.
VBox-6.0.8.log Download (191.0 KB) - added by socratis 5 weeks ago.

Change History

comment:1 follow-up: ↓ 3 Changed 5 weeks ago by pentagonik

Just to be sure: With copy/paste you mean Shared Clipboard, right? Does the log tell anything so far?

comment:2 Changed 5 weeks ago by pentagonik

  • Owner set to pentagonik
  • Status changed from new to assigned

comment:3 in reply to: ↑ 1 Changed 5 weeks ago by socratis

Replying to pentagonik:

With copy/paste you mean Shared Clipboard, right? Does the log tell anything so far?

Right, Shared Clipboard, simple text, from Terminal (guest) to TextEdit (host) and vice versa.

From the logs I did a compare between the two versions with nothing out of the ordinary, but here they are, one from 6.0.4 (works) and one from 6.0.8 (fails).

But it should be easy to test as well. I don't have time to test it on other OSX versions, maybe tomorrow or Monday.

Changed 5 weeks ago by socratis

Changed 5 weeks ago by socratis

comment:4 follow-up: ↓ 5 Changed 4 weeks ago by Dariusz

FYI - if I leave extensions to 6.0.4 copy/paste works regardless of VirtulBox version (I tested including latest 6.0.9 build)

Looks like something went wrong with moving to 6.0.6 extensions. Shared folders are also broken at least for Debian client.

comment:5 in reply to: ↑ 4 Changed 3 weeks ago by socratis

Replying to Dariusz:

... if I leave extensions to 6.0.4 ...
... moving to 6.0.6 extensions ...

You've got to be careful with the terminology. There are two distinct things:

  • The Extension Pack (ExtPack) get installed on the host and it has to match the VirtualBox version. It provides functionality such as USB2-3, Webcam, VRDP, PXE, PCI passthrough on Linux hosts, VDI Encryption. You have to download it and install it separately from the main VirtualBox program, due to its license.
  • The Guest Additions (GAs) get installed on the guest and it would be good to match the VirtualBox version, for anything other than enhanced graphics support. It provides functionality such as shared folders, shared clipboard, drag and drop, pointer sharing, enhanced graphics support. You do not have to download it separately from the main VirtualBox program, since it comes bundled with it.

You are obviously talking about the GAs, not the Extension Pack.

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