vboxnet fails to start fully: VBoxRT.so misses libiconv.so

Craig Wiesen ctyz1999 at gmail.com
Sat Jan 19 04:54:57 UTC 2013

Volodymyr Kostyrko <c.kworr <at> gmail.com> writes:

> Hi all.
> On my host vboxnet says when booting:
> Shared object "libiconv.so.3" not found, required by "VBoxRT.so"
> This is possibly is because of trying to bring up host-only interfaces 
> with VBoxManage.
> Maybe this is beacause we try bring them up before network, and network 
> takes place before ldconfig?

I ran into this too.

Here is a patch I came up with for

It moves the /usr/local/etc/rc.d/vboxnet script execution to after networking 
and ldconfig paths have been set up. (as you thought)

Index: vboxnet.in
--- vboxnet.in  (revision 310569)
+++ vboxnet.in  (working copy)
@@ -4,8 +4,7 @@

 # PROVIDE:     vboxnet
-# BEFORE:      netif
 # KEYWORD:     nojail


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