Upgrading virtualbox while VMs are running crashes them

Bug #290000 reported by Iain Lane on 2008-10-27
This bug affects 1 person
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virtualbox-ose (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: virtualbox-ose

I just dist-upgraded my system, and in the process vbox was upgraded from 2.0.2-dfsg-0ubuntu3 to 2.0.4-dfsg-0ubuntu1. I had a Hardy VM running at the time, somewhere along the process it hung. The vbox packages should warn of this eventuality and ask the user to shut down any VMs before upgrading.

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As well, this bug should be marked as a wishlist.

Changed in virtualbox-ose (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

[Expired for virtualbox-ose (Ubuntu) because there has been no activity for 60 days.]

Changed in virtualbox-ose (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Expired

Should not have toggled this bug to Incomplete with my last comment. Marking back to New.

Changed in virtualbox-ose (Ubuntu):
status: Expired → New
Changed in virtualbox:
status: Unknown → New
Changed in virtualbox:
status: New → Fix Released
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