VirtualBox

Ticket #9441 (closed defect: fixed)

Opened 3 years ago

Last modified 3 years ago

Installation failed due to limited hard link support => Fixed in SVN

Reported by: erikb Owned by:
Priority: trivial Component: installer
Version: VirtualBox 4.1.2 Keywords: error creating hard link
Cc: Guest type: other
Host type: Linux

Description

Please do not use hard links. Users of (file-)systems with limited hard link support, e. g. OpenAFS, cannot simply install this package with "apt-get", "dpkg" or any other native installer on Linux.

The use of hard links saves marginal diskspace, but leads to hassle on every update of this package on some filesystems, so please just do without hard links:

Preparing to replace virtualbox-4.1 4.1.0-73009~Debian~squeeze (using .../virtualbox-4.1_4.1.2-73507~Debian~squeeze_amd64.deb) ...
Stopping VirtualBox kernel modules:.
Unpacking replacement virtualbox-4.1 ...
dpkg: error processing /var/cache/apt/archives/virtualbox-4.1_4.1.2-73507~Debian~squeeze_amd64.deb (--unpack):
 error creating hard link `./usr/share/virtualbox/src/vboxhost/vboxpci/version-generated.h': Invalid cross-device link
configured to not write apport reports
dpkg-deb: error: subprocess paste was killed by signal (Broken pipe)
[...]
Errors were encountered while processing:
 /var/cache/apt/archives/virtualbox-4.1_4.1.2-73507~Debian~squeeze_amd64.deb
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)
A package failed to install.  Trying to recover:

Change History

comment:1 Changed 3 years ago by frank

Indeed. Hard-linking these modules was a result of some build-system changes and not intended. Will be fixed with the next maintenance release.

comment:2 Changed 3 years ago by frank

  • Summary changed from Installation failed due to limited hard link support to Installation failed due to limited hard link support => Fixed in SVN

comment:3 Changed 3 years ago by frank

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

Fixed in VBox 4.1.4.

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