VirtualBox

Ticket #9215 (closed defect: wontfix)

Opened 3 years ago

Last modified 3 years ago

/etc/vbox/vbox.cfg should not be automatically removed (Debian)

Reported by: ziesemer Owned by:
Priority: major Component: installer
Version: VirtualBox 4.0.12 Keywords:
Cc: Guest type: other
Host type: Linux

Description

When upgrading VirtualBox on Ubuntu / Debian, /etc/vbox/vbox.cfg is automatically removed, with the following message:

Found old version of /etc/vbox/vbox.cfg, removing.

This is also visible in  http://www.virtualbox.org/svn/vbox/trunk/src/VBox/Installer/linux/debian/postinst.in .

This file is required for use with vboxweb-service, including for use with phpVirtualBox. Having this file automatically and unconditionally removed breaks this configuration with every upgrade. Why is this considered "old cruft" (as per postinst.in) if it still serves a need - or is there another way that vboxweb-service should be configured? If there are no alternatives, this removal should be removed - or at least made conditional.

Change History

comment:1 Changed 3 years ago by frank

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

That file was never meant to be edited by the user, only by the package. The correct file for using with vboxweb-service is /etc/defaults/virtualbox.

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