I've installed VBox in distros where I needed to add the user, and in other distros I've not needed to do so.Gaer Boy wrote:My impression also was that the user was added to vboxusers on installation, although I remember cases in the past when this was not so. I've now had a good look back to VBox 4.0.6 & Mepis 11 and, as far as I can check, it has only been the first installation of VBox on a distro where I have had to manually add the user.
No matter how you update VBox, your user remains a member of vboxusers group and won't need to be added on a new VBox install. So I don't think that VBox ever adds the user to vboxusers, but on all updates it's already there and doesn't need to be added.
In the test I did with a fresh install of MX-14 RC2, I definitely did not need to add the user, even following a reboot.
It would be necessary to determine why the user is sometimes added, and sometimes not. This might not be easy.Gaer Boy wrote:There is a case for populating this as a default, otherwise the problem will keep raising its head.