Ticket #7774 (new defect)

Opened 3 years ago

Last modified 3 years ago needs prerequsites sanity check

Reported by: godwinchan Owned by:
Priority: minor Component: guest additions
Version: VirtualBox 3.2.10 Keywords: sanity check
Cc: Guest type: Linux
Host type: Mac OS X

Description doesn't do sanity check for the existence of 3 components required for the compilation of kernel modules for Guest Additions (at least under Ubuntu 10.10). For Ubuntu it is: dkms build-essential linux-headers-generic

If the modules are not installed. The script runs, and say it is creating and installing the modules but it doesn't actually make the components.

But lsmod | grep vbox there will be no vboxsf there.

Basically a rehash of the following post, but want to report that adding some kind of sanity check would be nice.

Attachments Download (732 bytes) - added by godwinchan 3 years ago.
A simple test script for checking for prerequistes

Change History

Changed 3 years ago by godwinchan

A simple test script for checking for prerequistes

comment:1 Changed 3 years ago by godwinchan

comment:2 Changed 3 years ago by Technologov

"" tries to be cross-distro installer (work on all Linuxes), and you can't check for package names in a cross-distro compatible way.


comment:3 Changed 3 years ago by godwinchan

I understand about the numerous distributions out there. However if you look at the Linux Guest OS forum, most of the issues are due to the false positive installation of Guest Additions Kernel Modules. I mean the script is not reporting failure of modules being compiled.

I think if at the very least tell people to consult the thread to get the prerequistes installed ahead of time will help too.

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