Ticket #9215 (closed defect: wontfix)

Opened 4 years ago

Last modified 4 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


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 .

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 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 4 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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