Ticket #8073 (closed defect: invalid)

Opened 10 years ago

Last modified 10 years ago

VirtualBox Extension Pack does not support all platforms

Reported by: ChristerSolskogen Owned by:
Component: documentation Version: VirtualBox 4.0.0
Keywords: Cc:
Guest type: other Host type: other


The Download page says that the extension pack is for all platforms. That is not entirely true. The pack does not work for FreeBSD(yet?) The best solution would be that the pack do support FreeBSD ;-) But since I wont hold my breath on that one, the documentation should be updated.

Change History

comment:1 Changed 10 years ago by Technologov

Added myself as CC.


comment:2 Changed 10 years ago by frank

Sorry but (currently) we do not support FreeBSD as host operating system. We try to keep in compilable and runnable but there is no guarantee. And we do not (and never did) provide a PUEL package for FreeBSD.

comment:3 Changed 10 years ago by Technologov

Yes, but making the "extpack" just work unofficially could be a good solution, if some Oracle guy wants to support FreeBSD. Alexander Eicher ?


comment:4 Changed 10 years ago by poetzsch

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

I'm not fully sure what the problem here is. The official versions of VirtualBox (from Oracle) are noted in the manual and could be also seen on the download page of VirtualBox. All of them are supported with an extpack. Any other versions not under our control (the FreeBSD port is done and build by the FreeBSD community) will not get a extpack version, until Oracle is providing an official port. Beside that, there was never a PUEL version of FreeBSD VirtualBox.

comment:5 Changed 10 years ago by ChristerSolskogen

That's why I said it should not state that is all for all platforms (it seemed to me that the extension was really multi-platform - I know now that, that is not the case)

comment:6 Changed 10 years ago by frank

Sorry, but from that point of view a package can never be all platforms. All platforms in our definition means all platforms we support.

comment:7 Changed 10 years ago by poetzsch

Again, I don't understand your definition of multi-platform. Should we write we do not support OS2, Haiku, DOS or what else? The extpack has support for 4 platforms + 32/64bit. Its the *one* multi-platform package for our supported host platforms. We never stated it is platform independent.

comment:8 Changed 10 years ago by ChristerSolskogen

I'm not going to enter the semantics :) Just move along, nothing more to see here.

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