Call for Testers: VirtualBox 4.0.4

Craig Butler craig001 at lerwick.hopto.org
Sat Feb 19 01:52:31 UTC 2011


On Fri, 2011-02-18 at 15:21 +0100, Bernhard Froehlich wrote:
> Hi Testers.
> 
> A few of you have probably wondered what happened to our VirtualBox
> efforts for FreeBSD. Well it took a bit longer then expected and a few
> problems were found that needed to be resolved first but most of the
> things are looking fine now and almost all patches have been pushed
> upstream with 4.0.4 so here we are now.
> 
> We will continue to work on VirtualBox for FreeBSD and upstream is also
> very helpful to us but we could need a few more hands to better keep up
> with the work and especially improve and fix the Guest Additions. So if
> you want to help please contact us or have a look at our Todo list.
> 
> This result wouldn't have been possible without the continuous help of
> the VirtualBox Developers and a lot of people from the FreeBSD
> community! (names in alphabetical order and probably missed a few,
> sorry
> for that!)
> 
> - Alexander Eichner
> - Anonymous
> - Beat Gätzi
> - Bernhard Fröhlich
> - crsd
> - DomiX
> - Doug Barton
> - Grzegorz Blach
> - Hans Petter Selasky
> - Julian Stacey
> - Jung-uk Kim
> - Jürgen Lock
> - Klaus Espenlaub
> - Martin Wilke
> - Mattia Rossi
> - Michael Butler
> - Sean C. Farley
> - Steve Wills
> - tombsd
> - Vivek Khera
> - well-wisher
> - Wietse Venema
> - Yuri
> - many more from emulation@
> 
> Please when testing this ports backup all your virtual machines first.
> Also please build the port with DEBUG option enabled and send us the
> logfile when any VM crashes. Without them it's very hard to figure out
> what went wrong.
> 
> 
> Highlights with 4.0:
> - USB support (by Hans Petter Selasky)
> - Asynchronous I/O
> - Guest additions got startscripts and a integration into the desktop
> environments
> - www/phpvirtualbox updated to 4.0-3
> 
> Changelog for 4.0:
> - http://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Changelog
> 
> Short configuration help:
> - http://wiki.freebsd.org/VirtualBox
> 
> Todo List:
> - http://wiki.freebsd.org/VirtualBox/ToDo
> 
> 
> http://home.bluelife.at/ports/virtualbox-cft-20110218.tar.gz
> 
> 
> Thanks and good luck,
> Bernhard, on behalf of the FreeBSD Vbox Team
> 

Hi Folks

Seems to be working ok for me...
I had to;
* remove stale /usr/ports/emulators/virualbox* directories (old patch
file was causing build to fail)
* remove the stale vboxusers group, the install was complaining cause it
couldn't set vboxusers gid to 920

# uname -rp
8.1-RELEASE-p2 i386

I have tried fedora and windows xp guests, both running fine.

I cant seem to get usb pass through working tho, when I go to add usb
device it says 'no devices available', do we need to manually setup the
device info ?

Thanks

Craig B 



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