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FS#67992 - [virtualbox] references nonexistent vboxconfig when modules are missing

Attached to Project: Community Packages
Opened by Clarence Risher (sparr) - Friday, 25 September 2020, 01:55 GMT
Last edited by freswa (frederik) - Friday, 25 September 2020, 02:42 GMT
Task Type Bug Report
Category Packages
Status Assigned
Assigned To Christian Hesse (eworm)
Architecture All
Severity Very Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 0%
Votes 0
Private No



When launching virtualbox without the vboxdrv module loaded a warning is printed to the console:

WARNING: The vboxdrv kernel module is not loaded. Either there is no module
available for the current kernel (kernel version here) or it failed to
load. Please recompile the kernel module and install it by

sudo /sbin/vboxconfig

You will not be able to start VMs until this problem is fixed.

However the script mentioned does not exist in the Arch package for virtualbox.

Ideally we would replace this message in (installed to /usr/bin/VBox) with an arch-specific message. Otherwise simply removing "by sudo /sbin/vboxconfig" would be an improvement.

Additional info:
* package version 6.1.14-1

Steps to reproduce:
1. install virtualbox
2. rmmod vboxdrv
3. run virtualbox
4. observe stdout
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