VirtualBox

Ticket #2406 (new defect)

Opened 6 years ago

Last modified 5 years ago

pdf documentation

Reported by: yantux Owned by:
Priority: major Component: documentation
Version: VirtualBox 2.0.2 Keywords:
Cc: Guest type: Linux
Host type: Linux

Description

pdf documentation contain info aboun installing VirtualBox on Linux. i.e. 'usermod -a -G virtualbox user', but in some linux distribution usermod utility did n ot support -a/--append option. Because, if linux user is not has good knowledge, then he delete -a option. After that user lose own groups and get obnly virtualbox group. May be add info in pdf and message box, that admin can use not onlu usermod, but and gpasswd? Because it utility more easy than usermod.

Thank you.

Best regards, Yan.

Change History

comment:1 follow-up: ↓ 2 Changed 5 years ago by frank

Unfortunately, gpasswd does not implement the -a option on every system. For example, OpenSUSE 11 is missing that option.

comment:2 in reply to: ↑ 1 Changed 5 years ago by cyruspy

Replying to frank:

Unfortunately, gpasswd does not implement the -a option on every system. For example, OpenSUSE 11 is missing that option.

In OpenSUSE you would use "groupmod -A <newmember> virtualbox", the documentation could state every possible command for major distributions, or just recommend to edit /etc/group, you can't beat that, always works :D

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