VirtualBox

Ticket #4977 (closed defect: duplicate)

Opened 5 years ago

Last modified 5 years ago

OS X installer uses an absolute path

Reported by: andrew.clegg Owned by:
Priority: trivial Component: installer
Version: VirtualBox 3.0.6 Keywords:
Cc: Guest type: other
Host type: Mac OS X

Description

Version: 3.0.6 r52128 Host: OS X 10.4.11

If you install VirtualBox.app into /Applications, then move it to somewhere else, it no longer starts, and this appears in console.log:

VirtualBox: supR3HardenedVerifyDir: Failed to open "/Applications/VirtualBox.app/Contents/MacOS": No such file or directory (2)

Change History

comment:1 Changed 5 years ago by aquarius

Please read #2054 for the developers opinion on this topic.

comment:2 Changed 5 years ago by andrew.clegg

Personally I think it'd be a shame if this stays as a wontfix. Partly for personal reasons as I keep all apps I've installed myself in a subfolder, but mostly because it looks a little -- I hate to say -- unprofessional, when every other app I've done this to has behaved correctly.

It's a bit like old Windows programs that balk at being installed on a drive other than C: ...

But it's far from being a major problem.

comment:3 Changed 5 years ago by sandervl73

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