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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
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: [OLD] Unspecified (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: Normal enhancement with 2 votes (vote)
Assignee: Viorel Munteanu
Keywords: PullRequest
Depends on:
Reported: 2011-05-25 07:40 UTC by Sok Ann Yap
Modified: 2022-12-10 09:56 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

See Also:
Package list:
Runtime testing required: ---

diff to add the USE flag (virtualbox-vde.diff,692 bytes, application/octet-stream)
2011-05-25 07:42 UTC, Sok Ann Yap
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

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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) (RETIRED) 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

> 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
Comment 6 Larry the Git Cow gentoo-dev 2022-12-10 09:56:20 UTC
The bug has been closed via the following commit(s):

commit d898f78de23dee384c566caea3cf78412ef86fe5
Author:     Viorel Munteanu <>
AuthorDate: 2022-12-07 16:22:26 +0000
Commit:     Viorel Munteanu <>
CommitDate: 2022-12-10 09:55:47 +0000

    app-emulation/virtualbox: add vde USE flag
    Signed-off-by: Viorel Munteanu <>

 app-emulation/virtualbox/metadata.xml              |  1 +
 .../virtualbox/virtualbox-7.0.4-r1.ebuild          | 48 +++++++++++++---------
 2 files changed, 29 insertions(+), 20 deletions(-)