[Pkg-virtualbox-devel] Bug#475193: virtualbox-ose init script overwrites values in $VARFILE

Pascal Volk user at localhost.localdomain.org
Wed Apr 9 16:02:32 UTC 2008

Package: virtualbox-ose
Version: 1.5.6-dfsg-3
Severity: normal
Tags: patch

The virtualbox-ose init script overwrites values in /var/run/VirtualBox/vboxnet
when starting/restarting.
    el-presidente ~ # /etc/init.d/virtualbox-ose start
    Starting VirtualBox host networking ...done. 
    Warning - failed to add interface vbox0 to the bridge br0
    Warning - failed to add interface vbox1 to the bridge br0
    Warning - failed to add interface vbox2 to the bridge br0
So only the last interface is listed in the $VARFILE:
    el-presidente ~ # cat /var/run/VirtualBox/vboxnet
    vbox3 pvo br0 
When stopping the vboxnet, only the last interface is deleted from the bridge:
    el-presidente ~ # /etc/init.d/virtualbox-ose stop
    Shutting down VirtualBox host networking ...done.
    el-presidente ~ # brctl show
    bridge name     bridge id               STP enabled     interfaces
    br0             8000.001d7d04deee       no              eth0

The attached patch solves the problem for me.


-- System Information:
Debian Release: lenny/sid
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (500, 'testing'), (50, 'unstable')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.24-1-amd64 (SMP w/4 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=de_DE.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=de_DE.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

Versions of packages virtualbox-ose depends on:
ii  adduser                      3.107       add and remove users and groups
ii  debconf [debconf-2.0]        1.5.20      Debian configuration management sy
ii  libc6                        2.7-10      GNU C Library: Shared libraries
ii  libgcc1                      1:4.3.0-1   GCC support library
ii  libgl1-mesa-glx [libgl1]     7.0.3~rc2-1 A free implementation of the OpenG
ii  libglib2.0-0                 2.16.1-2    The GLib library of C routines
ii  libidl0                      0.8.10-0.1  library for parsing CORBA IDL file
ii  libqt3-mt                    3:3.3.8b-5  Qt GUI Library (Threaded runtime v
ii  libsdl1.2debian              1.2.13-2    Simple DirectMedia Layer
ii  libstdc++6                   4.3.0-1     The GNU Standard C++ Library v3
ii  libx11-6                     2:1.0.3-7   X11 client-side library
ii  libxalan110                  1.10-3.1    Provides XSLT support for applicat
ii  libxcursor1                  1:1.1.9-1   X cursor management library
ii  libxerces27                  2.7.0-5     validating XML parser library for 
ii  libxext6                     2:1.0.4-1   X11 miscellaneous extension librar
ii  libxt6                       1:1.0.5-3   X11 toolkit intrinsics library

Versions of packages virtualbox-ose recommends:
ii  virtualbox-ose-mod 1.5.6-dfsg-3+2.6.24-4 VirtualBox modules for Linux (kern

-- debconf information:
  virtualbox-ose/upstream_version_change: false
-------------- next part --------------
--- /etc/init.d/virtualbox-ose.org	2008-03-18 20:26:09.000000000 +0100
+++ /etc/init.d/virtualbox-ose	2008-04-02 23:11:13.000000000 +0200
@@ -226,13 +226,13 @@
                   if brctl addif "$3" "$1" 2> /dev/null
-                    echo "$1 $2 $3" > "$VARFILE"
+                    echo "$1 $2 $3" >> "$VARFILE"
-                    echo "$1 $2" > "$VARFILE"
+                    echo "$1 $2" >> "$VARFILE"
                     echo "Warning - failed to add interface $1 to the bridge $3"
-                  echo "$1 $2" > $VARFILE
+                  echo "$1 $2" >> $VARFILE

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