[Bug 266169] thunderbird is not able to access virtualbox shared folder files

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Date: Fri, 02 Sep 2022 09:10:35 UTC

            Bug ID: 266169
           Summary: thunderbird is not able to access virtualbox shared
                    folder files
           Product: Ports & Packages
           Version: Latest
          Hardware: amd64
                OS: Any
            Status: New
          Severity: Affects Only Me
          Priority: ---
         Component: Individual Port(s)
          Assignee: ports-bugs@FreeBSD.org
          Reporter: malpenycu@gmail.com
                CC: gecko@FreeBSD.org, vbox@FreeBSD.org
                CC: gecko@FreeBSD.org, vbox@FreeBSD.org

Created attachment 236307
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I did install FreeBSD 13.1 as a Virtualbox guest under a Wx Host.
I did follow the instructions from the Handbook in oder to make it work,
especially the Virtualization section.

I shared a folder with the following command from the host system:

* VBoxManage sharedfolder add "FreeBSD" --name "Docs" --hostpath "C:\test"

I could mount the shred folder on the guest with:

* mount_vboxvfs -w Docs /mnt/Wx/

I can access the files with my no root user via CLI and also with the caja file
manager, can also add and delete files.

The problem comes when I am using the mail client thunderbird, writing a new
mail and try to add an attachment that is stored in the shared folder, the
folder /mnt/Wx appears as empty than (see attachment).

Hear my versions:
Name           : thunderbird
Version        : 91.13.0
Installed on   : Tue Aug 30 17:21:09 2022 CEST
Origin         : mail/thunderbird
Architecture   : FreeBSD:13:amd64
Prefix         : /usr/local
Categories     : wayland news net-im mail
Licenses       : 
Maintainer     : gecko@FreeBSD.org
WWW            : http://www.mozilla.com/thunderbird/
Comment        : Mozilla Thunderbird is standalone mail and news that stands

Name           : virtualbox-ose-additions
Version        : 6.1.36
Installed on   : Tue Aug 30 18:37:48 2022 CEST
Origin         : emulators/virtualbox-ose-additions
Architecture   : FreeBSD:13:amd64
Prefix         : /usr/local
Categories     : kld emulators
Licenses       : GPLv2
Maintainer     : vbox@FreeBSD.org
WWW            : https://www.virtualbox.org/
Comment        : VirtualBox additions for FreeBSD guests

The mount folder permissions are:
ls -l /mnt/
total 0
drwxr-xr-x  1 root  wheel  16384 Aug 16 14:38 Wx

Could you please be so kindly and help me in this issue.

Thank you in advance.

Best regards,


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