Ticket #5509 (reopened defect)
VirtualBox guest additions explicitly relies upon 'gksu' for Linux -> fixed as of Apr-4-2011
|Reported by:||muz||Owned by:|
Using the VBoxGuestAdditions.iso that comes with this version, there is an autorun.sh script in the root of the media which automatically detects the guest and runs the appropriate executable accordingly.
On line 39 of this file, if the guest is detected to be Linux, then it executes a command pre-fixed with gksu.
This relies upon the guest having gksu being installed, which is rather naive. Ideally, it should not rely upon this Gtk++ frontend as not all guests will have this. A prime example being Kubuntu (which uses KDE).
A workaround for now is to manually execute the appropriate installer, but this should not be needed to be done on the user's behalf.
- Summary changed from VirtualBox guest additions explicitly relies upon 'gksu' for Linux to VirtualBox guest additions explicitly relies upon 'gksu' for Linux -> fixed as of Apr-4-2011
comment:28 Changed 2 years ago by Technologov
- Status changed from closed to reopened
- Resolution fixed deleted