VirtualBox

Ticket #3087 (closed defect: fixed)

Opened 5 years ago

Last modified 5 years ago

"ostype" IDs case changed between 2.0.6 and 2.1.0 -> fixed in SVN

Reported by: edrandall Owned by:
Priority: minor Component: other
Version: VirtualBox 2.1.0 Keywords:
Cc: Guest type: Linux
Host type: Windows

Description

We have some developed some .bat scripts using VBoxManage to automatically set up VMs for developers.

In 2.0.6 the "-ostype" argument to the "modifyvm" command accepted "fedoracore" or "redhat". Now in 2.1.0 it only accepts "Fedora" or "RedHat", and gives an error if you use the lowercase version.

When these IDs changed we had support calls from the developers because the script fails and we have to issue a new version - except some developers have upgraded their VirtualBox version and others have not, making the task doubly difficult!

Please could you keep the supported "ostype" IDs consistent and relatively unchanging, perhaps make them case-insensitive - they are an ID after all, the description can have the nice mixed-case text.

Thanks

Change History

comment:3 Changed 5 years ago by sandervl73

We'll take your suggestion in consideration as there's no need to break backwards compatibility for such things.

comment:4 Changed 5 years ago by sandervl73

We'll fix it in the next maintenance release. Thanks for the report.

comment:5 Changed 5 years ago by sandervl73

  • Summary changed from "ostype" IDs case changed between 2.0.6 and 2.1.0 to "ostype" IDs case changed between 2.0.6 and 2.1.0 -> fixed in SVN

comment:6 Changed 5 years ago by sandervl73

  • Status changed from new to closed
  • Resolution set to fixed
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