Symbolic links in VirtualBox 3.1 shared folders

Looks like it’s broken in VirtualBox 3.1. Prior to upgrading from a variety of v3.0.x releases, symbolic links created in a shared folder to (in my case) Ubuntu 9.04/9.10 guests running in an OpenSolaris 2009.06+ host worked fine, where the symbolic link referenced a directory in the host OS outside of the shared folder. Now they just appear to the guest OS as files of some sort, certainly not behaving in the way they should nor used to.

Ticket:

http://www.virtualbox.org/ticket/5631

Refers to Windows guests, although it’s practically identical to what I’m seeing as described above.

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