Ticket #3852 (new enhancement)

Opened 8 years ago

Last modified 6 years ago

vboxusers group should be added as a system group, not as an ordinary group

Reported by: ciupicri Owned by:
Priority: trivial Component: installer
Version: VirtualBox 2.2.0 Keywords: rpm
Cc: Guest type: other
Host type: other


When installing VirtualBox-2.2.0_45846_fedora9-1.i386.rpm (on Fedora 10) a vboxusers group is created. Unfortunately it is created as an ordinary group and not as a system group, which means that it can clash with other (older) groups which haven't been (re)added yet to /etc/group.

The problem can be fixed by running groupadd with the -r parameter. Quoting from the man page:

-r This flag instructs groupadd to add a system account. The first available gid lower than 500 will be automatically selected unless the -g option is also given on the command line. This is an option added by Red Hat.

Change History

comment:1 Changed 6 years ago by ciupicri

It's still present in VirtualBox-4.1-4.1.6_74713_fedora16-1.x86_64.rpm.

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