[Slackbuilds-users] Missing soft link in package "virtualbox-ose-addons"

Heinz Wiesinger pprkut at liwjatan.at
Thu Mar 12 20:18:43 UTC 2009

On Thursday 12 March 2009 01:13:29 Jorge Gajon wrote:
> Hi, I've been playing with VirtualBox recently and I have a Slackware
> system running as a guest on a virtual machine. I built and installed
> the "virtualbox-ose-addons" package from SBo.
> Everything worked okay except for mounting VirtualBox shared folders
> from within the guest. The reason was that the "mount" program could
> not locate the helper program needed to do the mounting. "mount" tries
> to find helper programs at the "/sbin" directory, but the
> "mount.vboxsf" program built by the slackbuild was installed at
> "/usr/sbin".
> A simple soft link resolves the issue.

Oh my. Thank you very much for that report. I had this issue for a long time 
but never found a solution. That it would be so simple.....

> I suggest adding these two
> lines to the "doinst.sh" of the slackbuild:
> ( cd sbin ; rm -rf mount.vboxsf )
> ( cd sbin ; ln -sf /usr/sbin/mount.vboxsf mount.vboxsf )

Not necessary. You can directly modify it in the script. Change

   install -m 4755 mountvboxsf $PKG/usr/sbin/mount.vboxsf


  install -m 4755 mountvboxsf $PKG/sbin/mount.vboxsf

If you can confirm that this works for you too I will update the script.

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