vboxmanage export: "Syntax error: unknown option: --iso"

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vboxmanage export: "Syntax error: unknown option: --iso"

Postby lazna » 17. Sep 2021, 08:34

Got %subj% error message when running command:

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vboxmanage.exe export "vbox_Phoner_My" -o "D:\BACKUP\VIRTUALS\vbox_Phoner_My.ova" --iso


vbox 6.1.26r145957

what am I doing wrong?
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Re: vboxmanage export: "Syntax error: unknown option: --iso"

Postby Martin » 17. Sep 2021, 08:46

What do you want to achieve with the "--iso" parameter?
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Re: vboxmanage export: "Syntax error: unknown option: --iso"

Postby lazna » 17. Sep 2021, 10:16

Martin wrote:What do you want to achieve with the "--iso" parameter?


Specify format of output file
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Re: vboxmanage export: "Syntax error: unknown option: --iso"

Postby mpack » 17. Sep 2021, 11:00

lazna wrote:Specify format of output file

I see no indication in the user manual that the "--iso" option serves that function. In fact I see no explanation of the purpose at all.

If you were hoping that this creates a bootable OS installer for the VM then I feel I can pretty much guarantee it isn't that.
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Re: vboxmanage export: "Syntax error: unknown option: --iso"

Postby fth0 » 17. Sep 2021, 11:39

FWIW, the "--iso" option was meant to include ISO images, which are attached to the VM, in the exported VM. The option is disabled in the VirtualBox 6.1.26 sources, but still visible in the command help and the documentation.
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Re: vboxmanage export: "Syntax error: unknown option: --iso"

Postby lazna » 19. Sep 2021, 13:59

fth0 wrote:FWIW, the "--iso" option was meant to include ISO images, which are attached to the VM, in the exported VM. The option is disabled in the VirtualBox 6.1.26 sources, but still visible in the command help and the documentation.


This is the key information, thanks. If you have this knowledge, are you already report a documentation bug?
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Re: vboxmanage export: "Syntax error: unknown option: --iso"

Postby fth0 » 19. Sep 2021, 14:09

lazna wrote:If you have this knowledge, are you already report a documentation bug?

No. Feel free to create a ticket in the Bugtracker.
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Re: vboxmanage export: "Syntax error: unknown option: --iso"

Postby lazna » 22. Sep 2021, 09:14

fth0 wrote:
lazna wrote:If you have this knowledge, are you already report a documentation bug?

No. Feel free to create a ticket in the Bugtracker.


Done https://www.virtualbox.org/ticket/20572
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