Ticket #9215 (closed defect: wontfix)
/etc/vbox/vbox.cfg should not be automatically removed (Debian)
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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.