Call for Testers: VirtualBox 4.0.4
olivier at gid0.org
Sat Feb 19 16:06:54 UTC 2011
2011/2/19 Bernhard Fröhlich <decke at bluelife.at>:
> ----- Ursprüngliche Mitteilung -----
>> 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.
I had to s/png.5/png.6/ and s/curl.5/curl.6/ in the Makefile of
emulators/virtualbox-ose, else it tried to install again png and curl.
My ports are all up-to-date.
>> > 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)
> I should have mentioned that. Please move the old ports out of the way first.
>> * remove the stale vboxusers group, the install was complaining cause it
>> couldn't set vboxusers gid to 920
> Sounds strange and should not happen.
Happens to me too :
===> Installing for virtualbox-ose-4.0.4
===> Generating temporary packing list
===> Checking if emulators/virtualbox-ose already installed
===> Creating users and/or groups.
Using existing group `vboxusers'.
Creating user `vboxusers' with uid `920'.
pw: group `920' does not exist
*** Error code 67
I previously had virtualbox-ose-3.2.12 installed. I'm running 9-CURRENT amd64.
% grep vboxusers /etc/passwd
% grep vboxusers /etc/group
Does it really needs a "vboxusers" *user* (not speaking of the group)
? It tries to set the gid of the user to 920, but the previously used
gid was 919.
>> # 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 ?
> Yeah i want to document it on the virtualbox wiki page but until that you could search for the mail of hans petter selasky on the vbox-dev mailinglist.
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