Ticket #8403 (closed enhancement: wontfix)

Opened 8 years ago

Last modified 7 years ago

tools auto update

Reported by: X301 Owned by:
Priority: major Component: guest additions
Version: VirtualBox 4.0.4 Keywords:
Cc: Guest type: other
Host type: Windows


Virtual-box when there is a new release, should update tools automatically on boot when any running guest OS, including any Linux distros and OSX.

ATM Linux has all to be done manually which is quite counter productive having to mount disk (after selecting Host+D form devices menu) the open a terminal cd to mount location and have to sh the .run package and wait.... Very messy.

OS2 it even worst despite it being beta the tools you have to jump through hoops of fire and brimstone to get OS2 tools installed, After looking at procedure despite being very experienced, after the first paragraph I decided not to even bother.

As usability and accessibility goes this is bad news. I hope this gets looked at and reworked.

Change History

comment:1 Changed 7 years ago by frank

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

We will not implement an auto-update. Upgrading the Guest Additions is very easy these days, even with Linux guests. If the Guest Additions are outdated (that is, the version of VirtualBox running on the host is newer than the version of the installed Guest Additions), the user is notified. If he decides to upgrade (sometimes he might have reasons to not do that) the installer will be started automatically and it is not much more necessary than passing the Admin password and the installation will finish successfully.

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