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Bug 368659 - app-emulation/virtualbox - add USE flag for net-misc/vde
Summary: app-emulation/virtualbox - add USE flag for net-misc/vde
Status: UNCONFIRMED
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: [OLD] Unspecified (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: Normal enhancement with 2 votes (vote)
Assignee: Lars Wendler (Polynomial-C)
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Reported: 2011-05-25 07:40 UTC by Sok Ann Yap
Modified: 2013-07-08 22:30 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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Runtime testing required: ---


Attachments
diff to add the USE flag (virtualbox-vde.diff,692 bytes, application/octet-stream)
2011-05-25 07:42 UTC, Sok Ann Yap
Details
VDE network configuration as of version 4.2.12 (vbox-vde.png,84.99 KB, image/png)
2013-06-18 14:01 UTC, Sok Ann Yap
Details

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Description Sok Ann Yap 2011-05-25 07:40:54 UTC
VirtualBox has support for VDE since version 3.2.0. We should have a USE flag for it, that will just pull in net-misc/vde as a runtime dependency.

As long as net-misc/vde is installed, the "Attached to:" drop-down will have "VDE Adapter" as an option.

Reproducible: Always
Comment 1 Sok Ann Yap 2011-05-25 07:42:17 UTC
Created attachment 274567 [details]
diff to add the USE flag
Comment 2 David Guerizec 2011-11-23 09:06:55 UTC
I can confirm this works for me. Please add the use flag.
Comment 3 Lars Wendler (Polynomial-C) gentoo-dev 2013-06-18 12:26:14 UTC
I don't see any "VDE Adapter" entry in the aforementioned drop-down menu after installing net-misc/vde. Even recompiling virtualbox with --enable-vde didn't change anything.
Comment 4 Sok Ann Yap 2013-06-18 14:01:31 UTC
Created attachment 351304 [details]
VDE network configuration as of version 4.2.12
Comment 5 Sok Ann Yap 2013-06-18 14:20:51 UTC
The configuration screen has changed slightly from the time when the bug was created.

Relevant information from http://www.virtualbox.org/manual/ch06.html:

> VDE is available on Linux and FreeBSD hosts only. It is only available if the VDE software and the VDE plugin library from the VirtualSquare project are installed on the host system