Ticket #814 (closed enhancement: fixed)
Difficult to install VirtualBox tools in soas-appliance
|Reported by:||wadeb||Owned by:||sdz|
|Priority:||Unspecified by Maintainer||Milestone:||Unspecified by Release Team|
|Component:||Sugar on a Stick (SoaS)||Version:||Unspecified|
There are some big hurdles here.
First, you have to manually mount /dev/dvd to /media as the normal Fedora auto mounting is not activating for some reason.
Then, you have to install gcc, make and kernel-devel. But with the latest appliance, kernel-devel brings in a newer version of the headers than what is installed in the appliance.
So, you have to yum update kernel to get the new kernel.
Finally, you have to edit /boot/grub/grub.conf to boot the new kernel.
Is there any way we could make this easier? How far off is pre-installing the VirtualBox tools? It currently adds an hour or so each time you want to check out a new appliance snapshot, even without the above issues.
BTW, recent appliance snapshots are working great generally, great work!