VirtualBox

Ticket #18658 (assigned defect)

Opened 4 months ago

Last modified 4 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 4 months ago.
VBox-6.0.8.log Download (191.0 KB) - added by socratis 4 months ago.

Change History

comment:1 follow-up: ↓ 3 Changed 4 months 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 4 months ago by pentagonik

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

comment:3 in reply to: ↑ 1 Changed 4 months 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 4 months ago by socratis

Changed 4 months ago by socratis

comment:4 follow-up: ↓ 5 Changed 4 months 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 4 months 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.

comment:6 follow-up: ↓ 7 Changed 4 weeks ago by paulson

I believe the root cause of this issue is the regression described in ticket #18793: 'Guest Additions doesn't start on macOS' which has now been fixed in trunk and the fix has also been backported to the 6.x branch so it will be part of the next official 6.0.x release as well.

The latest test builds for both 6.0.x (currently at 132749) and the development snapshot (currently at 132760) do contain the fix and are available here:

https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Testbuilds

Can the reporter try out the Guest Additions from the Testbuilds above link to confirm that this addresses the problem for them?

This MacOS Guest Additions-specific regression made it into 6.0.6 which ties into the first release that the Shared Clipboard stopped working.

comment:7 in reply to: ↑ 6 Changed 4 weeks ago by socratis

Replying to paulson:

Can the reporter try out the Guest Additions from the Testbuilds above link to confirm that this addresses the problem for them?

I tried 10.9 and 10.13 (nothing in between) with both 6.0.11 r132749 and 6.0.97 r132765. Both SharedClipboard and FileManager work just fine.

I'll update the Known Issues in the Discuss the 6.0.6 release notes and the related threads in the forums.

Thanks paulson!

Note: See TracTickets for help on using tickets.

www.oracle.com
ContactPrivacy policyTerms of Use