Bug 499897 - [VirtualBox-OSE] Virtual machine aborts after initialization
[VirtualBox-OSE] Virtual machine aborts after initialization
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: mencal (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Lubomir Rintel
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Reported: 2009-05-08 14:56 EDT by Justin Newman
Modified: 2009-11-30 12:46 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2009-08-04 13:03:38 EDT
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Description Justin Newman 2009-05-08 14:56:17 EDT
Description of problem: VirtualBox-OSE crashes and the machine status changes to "Aborted" a few seconds after starting

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): 2.2.2

How reproducible: Create and start any VM on VirtualBox-OSE

Actual results: VM crashes out without any error message

Expected results: VM boots and runs with no crashes

Additional info: As I understand it, release versions of VirtualBox ahve error logging turned off, so I'm not sure how to debug this. If there's any relevant info I can provide just request it.
Comment 1 Bug Zapper 2009-06-09 11:28:57 EDT
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 11 development cycle.
Changing version to '11'.

More information and reason for this action is here:
Comment 2 Lubomir Rintel 2009-08-04 08:10:07 EDT
Justin: Are you still able to reproduce this?
You may want to report it to RPM Fusion bugzilla [1], since Fedora does not ship VirtualBox-OSE.

[1] http://bugzilla.rpmfusion.org/
Comment 3 Justin Newman 2009-08-04 12:43:44 EDT
Wow, did not even notice that. What's wrong with the VBox-OSE license? GPLv2?

Anyway, I've long since moved to the non-free version, which has been working fine.
Comment 4 Lubomir Rintel 2009-08-04 13:03:38 EDT
(In reply to comment #3)
> Wow, did not even notice that. What's wrong with the VBox-OSE license? GPLv2?

License's not a problem. VirtualBox-OSE requires external kernel module and kernel modules which outside of the main kernel package are not allowed.
Comment 5 Justin Newman 2009-08-04 13:10:40 EDT
... sigh. I love Fedora, really I do, but the package base is anaemic and things like that are part of the reason why. ^^

Anyway, sorry about the misfiled bug. Closing.
Comment 6 Lubomir Rintel 2009-08-04 13:42:37 EDT
(In reply to comment #5)
> ... sigh. I love Fedora, really I do, but the package base is anaemic and
> things like that are part of the reason why. ^^

Hm, 8829 [1] packages. That feels far from "anaemic" to me.
[1] https://admin.fedoraproject.org/pkgdb/packages/bugs/index/
Comment 7 Justin Newman 2009-08-04 13:52:55 EDT
8829 doesn't really compare well with 25113 [1], does it? I run into something that's missing pretty much every time I turn around.

Anyway, didn't mean to start anything...

[1] http://www.debian.org/intro/why_debian
Comment 8 Lubomir Rintel 2009-08-04 14:58:02 EDT
Well, not starting anything.... anyways, that's rather unfair -- the number 25113 seems pretty much made up :)

Actually -- it's 28251 packages. Binary packages:

$ wget -qO - 'http://packages.debian.org/stable/allpackages?format=txt.gz' |gunzip |wc -l

Well, short skim through the list reveals that most of it are subpackages; pretty much duplicates. Let's eliminate those (and well, maybe ~100 innocent packages):

$ wget -qO - 'http://packages.debian.org/stable/allpackages?format=txt.gz' |gunzip |sed 's/[ -].*//' |sort |uniq |wc -l

Quite different number, huh? And some of them are just compat packages of obsolete software:

$ wget -qO - 'http://packages.debian.org/stable/allpackages?format=txt.gz' |gunzip |sed 's/[ -].*//;s/[0-9\.]*$//' |sort |uniq |wc -l

I am aware that the regexps are not prefect, but enough for a rough comparison. You get the point. Moreover, they ship stuff that's included in RPM Fusion, and we grow much faster.

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