Opened 5 years ago

Closed 5 years ago

#18682 closed defect (fixed)

libcrypt legacy usage by vboxadd-service in Fedora 30 - Fixed in SVN

Reported by: gats Owned by:
Component: guest additions Version: VirtualBox 6.0.8
Keywords: libcrypt vboxadd Cc:
Guest type: Linux Host type: all


It appears that the vboxadd-service in Fedora 30 is looking for the library:

vboxadd-service[1647]: /usr/sbin/VBoxService: error while loading shared libraries: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

This requirement appears to be for version 1 of libcrypt, and Fedora is now using version 2 according to this related link:

The version 1 library needs to be installed in Fedora by adding the libxcrypt-compat package:

dnf install libcrypt-compat

Alternatively, the vboxadd-service should be compiled against the new version of libcrypt, as most users are not innately familiar with legacy library troubleshooting.

Change History (5)

comment:1 by gats, 5 years ago

It looks like my typing instead of copy-paste tripped up the interim solution. The command should be:

dnf install libxcrypt-compat

Note the "x" in the name of the package. Too bad the interface here doesn't allow for editing my original entry.

comment:2 by Socratis, 5 years ago

I thought that there was a ticket about this already, but apparently I simply remember a discussion in the forums:

comment:3 by bird, 5 years ago

Since libxcrypt only ship with a very few distros, it makes no sense to build vboxadd-service against it rather than the glibc based libcrypt that distros have been using since forever. We're currently trying to dynamically resolve the crypt_r symbol we need from or The result should hit a test build next week, if it works out.

In the mean while just install the libxcrypt-compat package.

comment:4 by bird, 5 years ago

Summary: libcrypt legacy usage by vboxadd-service in Fedora 30libcrypt legacy usage by vboxadd-service in Fedora 30 - Fixed in SVN

comment:5 by Michael Thayer, 5 years ago

Resolution: fixed
Status: newclosed
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