[Pkg-virtualbox-devel] Bug#583707: virtualbox-ose-qt: editing a folder's properties when in use triggers an error

Frédéric Brière fbriere at fbriere.net
Sat May 29 19:26:04 UTC 2010

Package: virtualbox-ose-qt
Version: 3.2.0-dfsg-1
Severity: normal

Attempting to edit a shared folder's properties when that folder is
being used by the guest results in the following error message:

  Failed to create the shared folder $FOLDER (pointing to $DIR) for
  the virtual machine $VM.

  Could not remove the shared folder '$FOLDER' (VERR_PERMISSION_DENIED)

  Result Code:	NS_ERROR_FAILURE (0x80004005)
  Component:	Console
  Interface:	IConsole {6375231a-c17c-464b-92cb-ae9e128d71c3}

At that point, the folder is still active, but VirtualBox has lost any
trace of it in the Shared Folders menu.  (It will come back the next
time the machine is reopened, though.)

Apparently, VBox handles a shared folders edit by deleting and
re-creating it, which obviously won't work if it's currently in use.  I
guess the easiest fix would be to disable editing until the folder is

-- System Information:
Debian Release: squeeze/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable')
Architecture: i386 (i686)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.33 (SMP w/1 CPU core)
Locale: LANG=en_CA.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_CA.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages virtualbox-ose-qt depends on:
ii  libc6                       2.10.2-9     Embedded GNU C Library: Shared lib
ii  libgcc1                     1:4.4.4-2    GCC support library
ii  libgl1-mesa-glx [libgl1]    7.4-2        A free implementation of the OpenG
ii  libqt4-network              4:4.6.2-5    Qt 4 network module
ii  libqt4-opengl               4:4.6.2-5    Qt 4 OpenGL module
ii  libqtcore4                  4:4.6.2-5    Qt 4 core module
ii  libqtgui4                   4:4.6.2-5    Qt 4 GUI module
ii  libsdl1.2debian             1.2.14-6     Simple DirectMedia Layer
ii  libstdc++6                  4.4.4-2      The GNU Standard C++ Library v3
ii  libx11-6                    2:1.3.3-3    X11 client-side library
ii  libxcursor1                 1:1.1.10-2   X cursor management library
ii  libxext6                    2:1.1.1-3    X11 miscellaneous extension librar
ii  libxinerama1                2:1.1-3      X11 Xinerama extension library
ii  virtualbox-ose              3.2.0-dfsg-1 x86 virtualization solution - base

virtualbox-ose-qt recommends no packages.

virtualbox-ose-qt suggests no packages.

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