Call for tester: VirtualBox 3.1.2 for FreeBSD

Doug Barton dougb at
Mon Dec 28 18:24:32 UTC 2009

Bernhard Froehlich wrote:
> Looks like you installed the guest additions on the host. You should not
> do that. They should only be installed on FreeBSD guests running in an
> virtualbox.

The pkg-descr and COMMENT should probably be amended to reflect this
since it was confusing to me too. :) Perhaps something like the attached?

Also, in looking at the shell script that is provided for the
additions it would be nice if it could be updated to an rc.d style
script. If anyone wants to tackle that and needs help feel free to
follow up on the -ports list, or freebsd-rc at



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diff -ur ../virtualbox-ose-additions-orig/Makefile ./Makefile
--- ../virtualbox-ose-additions-orig/Makefile	2009-12-21 03:37:26.000000000 -0800
+++ ./Makefile	2009-12-28 10:22:49.000000000 -0800
@@ -16,7 +16,7 @@
 MAINTAINER=	vbox at
-COMMENT=	VirtualBox Guest Additions for FreeBSD
+COMMENT=	VirtualBox additions for FreeBSD guests
 BUILD_DEPENDS=	yasm:${PORTSDIR}/devel/yasm \
 		as86:${PORTSDIR}/devel/dev86 \
diff -ur ../virtualbox-ose-additions-orig/pkg-descr ./pkg-descr
--- ../virtualbox-ose-additions-orig/pkg-descr	2009-09-21 13:14:39.000000000 -0700
+++ ./pkg-descr	2009-12-28 10:22:18.000000000 -0800
@@ -1,3 +1,5 @@
+These additions are for installation inside a FreeBSD guest.
 VirtualBox is a family of powerful x86 virtualization products for
 enterprise as well as home use. Not only is VirtualBox an extremely
 feature rich, high performance product for enterprise customers, it

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