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Ticket #9487 (closed enhancement: wontfix)

Opened 3 years ago

Last modified 2 years ago

Mageia not listed under OS -> won't fix (not in DMTF/CIM)

Reported by: leuhmanu Owned by:
Priority: minor Component: other
Version: VirtualBox 4.1.2 Keywords: Mageia
Cc: Guest type: Linux
Host type: other

Description (last modified by michael) (diff)

Mageia with Virtualbox works very well, but it isn't available as an OS in Virtualxox, could you please add it?

 http://www.mageia.org/

regards,

Attachments

os_mageia.png Download (4.2 KB) - added by tmb 3 years ago.
Mageia icon
os_mageia_64.png Download (4.2 KB) - added by tmb 3 years ago.
Mageia 64 bit icon
VirtualBox-4.1.4_OSE-remove-duplicate-info-from-man.patch Download (2.5 KB) - added by tmb 3 years ago.
Remove duplicate text from french installation manual
VirtualBox-4.1.4_OSE-add-Mageia-support.patch Download (118.6 KB) - added by tmb 3 years ago.
Add Mageia support to Virtualbox
mageia.patch Download (4.1 KB) - added by michael 2 years ago.
Handle Linux distributions more generically in a couple of places

Change History

comment:1 Changed 3 years ago by michael

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

As far as I know, Mageia is a variant on Mandriva, isn't it? The OS type is mainly to tell VirtualBox to adjust a few (very few) parameters to fit the guest it is to run, so selecting Mandriva should be quite good enough here.

Changed 3 years ago by tmb

Mageia icon

Changed 3 years ago by tmb

Mageia 64 bit icon

Changed 3 years ago by tmb

Remove duplicate text from french installation manual

Changed 3 years ago by tmb

Add Mageia support to Virtualbox

comment:2 Changed 3 years ago by tmb

  • Status changed from closed to reopened
  • Resolution wontfix deleted

Hi,

Yes Mageia is/was a fork of Mandriva, but we are diverging more from each other so I think it is justified to add Mageia support too (and nicer to our endusers). (for now we use pretty much the same config as Mandriva,

but I might provide a few changes later, when we (at Mageia) have discussed them)

Attached are tested patches + icons for adding support in 4.1.4.

The only thing I'm unsure about is how to handle the different CIMOSType_CIMOS_* lists as:

Theese stops at 102: src/VBox/Main/cbinding/VBoxCAPI_v2_2.h src/VBox/Main/cbinding/VBoxCAPI_v3_0.h

THis one goes to 110: src/VBox/Main/include/ovfreader.h

I just used 111 and 112 for Mageia for now.

Oh, and When I added Mageia info to the install manual I noticed some duplicated text in the french one. See the attached patch.

comment:3 Changed 2 years ago by michael

Thanks for spotting the user manual text duplication. If you are interested in the French translation of the manual you might get in touch with the translator (Jean-Phillipe Mengual, Texou on freenode/#vbox-dev or see https://www.virtualbox.org/pipermail/vbox-dev/2011-July/004390.html).

I'm afraid that I won't apply your other patch, as we are very reluctant to add items to the OS list (we have plans if we ever get round to it to remove the hard-coded list altogether so that users can configure their own entries), and a lot of the rest just duplicates existing things. Particularly in the Additions installer I would rather get rid of the distribution-specific bits and not add new ones which don't add value.

comment:4 Changed 2 years ago by tmb

Ok, Thanks for the info.

I have done our patch set for both 4.0.14 and 4.1.4 branch so I can maintain them in our svn.

Can you comment on the differences in the CIMOSType_CIMOS_* lists?

And as a suggestion for upcoming releases, try to make it easy to preconfigure "standard" virtualbox vm for endusers.

comment:5 Changed 2 years ago by michael

Regarding CIM, please see  http://dmtf.org/standards/cim. I really don't think you want to be touching that. Please also see the attached patch. And I really don't think that you need to add references to Mageia into source comments or places the user will never see - that looks more like an attempt to boost Google ratings than anything else.

Changed 2 years ago by michael

Handle Linux distributions more generically in a couple of places

comment:6 Changed 2 years ago by tmb

Thanks for the CIM info, and for the suggested patch.

The reason for adding Mageia all over was not for google ratings...

It's simply a result of grepping the tree for Mandiva and adding Mageia to the places found

comment:7 Changed 2 years ago by michael

  • Status changed from reopened to closed
  • Resolution set to wontfix
  • Summary changed from Mageia not listed under OS to Mageia not listed under OS -> won't fix (not in DMTF/CIM)

See r39121. Not changed the NLS files as that text currently never seems to get shown anyway. And thinking about the issue for a bit, we decided to keep the OS list as it is for the time being as more or less tracking the CIM/DMTF list makes sense for us for importing and exporting. You could try talking to them of course...

So if you don't mind I will close this ticket again.

comment:8 Changed 2 years ago by michael

  • Description modified (diff)

Actually you missed one place where I think a change really is justified - the New VM wizard. See r39919.

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