Bug 258159 - emulators/virtualbox-ose-additions CONFLICTS_INSTALL edge case(s)
Summary: emulators/virtualbox-ose-additions CONFLICTS_INSTALL edge case(s)
Status: New
Alias: None
Product: Ports & Packages
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Individual Port(s) (show other bugs)
Version: Latest
Hardware: Any Any
: --- Affects Some People
Assignee: Virtualbox Team (Nobody)
Depends on:
Reported: 2021-08-30 07:19 UTC by Graham Perrin
Modified: 2021-09-03 10:48 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

See Also:
bugzilla: maintainer-feedback? (vbox)


Note You need to log in before you can comment on or make changes to this bug.
Description Graham Perrin 2021-08-30 07:19:25 UTC
I see the various CONFLICTS_INSTALL lines under <https://www.freshports.org/emulators/virtualbox-ose-additions/#description>

An edge case arose when I (carelessly) tested to tell whether virtualbox-ose-kmod-legacy was installable on FreeBSD 12.2-RELEASE-p7: 

root@freebsd:~ # pkg info -x virtualbox

– careless because the test, in response to <https://forums.FreeBSD.org/threads/81892/post-529422>, was in a VirtualBox guest (not on real hardware). 

> … there should probably be a conflict between guest additions 
> and the kernel module. …
Comment 1 Guido Falsi freebsd_committer 2021-09-03 10:48:34 UTC
I'm not sure if anything is actually wrong in this case.

Does having additions and the kmod installed at the same time cause issues?

Both are also not loaded by default even if installed. I'd say that trying to load them at the same time is a configuration error, preventing it goes beyond the package management tools duties.