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MX 17 Repository: The Virtual Box Thread

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MX 17 Repository: The Virtual Box Thread

#1 Post by Stevo » Fri Dec 08, 2017 3:15 pm

We now have Virtual Box 5.2.2, backported from Debian testing, in the MX 17 test repository. Along with the usual load of bugfixes, this notably will fix the driver DKMS builds on 4.14 kernels for both hosts and guests. It also will run fine on older kernels. Since it needs a newer Qt 5 than Jessie provides, it can't be backported to MX 15/16. :frown: Those users will have to use the Oracle version.

During an upgrade, you should be asked to accept a change to a 98-vbclient.conf file. I have only tested accepting the change, and it is running well after doing so and rebooting.

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Re: MX 17 Repository: The Virtual Box Thread

#2 Post by Jerry3904 » Fri Dec 08, 2017 3:20 pm

Nice, thanks.
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Re: MX 17 Repository: The Virtual Box Thread

#3 Post by Stevo » Sat Dec 23, 2017 3:37 pm

Now updated Virtual Box, the guest additions iso, and the ext-pack installer to 5.2.4, with sources from Sid. It's working better across different kernels on my system than the version from Oracle, which required me to rebuild the modules after every reboot for some reason.

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Re: MX 17 Repository: The Virtual Box Thread

#4 Post by Stevo » Sun Jan 21, 2018 6:09 pm

Virtual Box 5.2.6, backported from upstream Debian with the patch to support 4.15 kernels, is now in the test repository, along with matching virtual-guest-iso and virtualbox-ext-pack packages. It was build on standard MX 17, so shouldn't have any issues if we move it to main.

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Re: MX 17 Repository: The Virtual Box Thread

#5 Post by Stevo » Tue Mar 06, 2018 1:42 pm

Virtual Box 5.2.6 has been moved into main, and the latest 5.2.8 release has taken its place in testing, along with matching versions of virtualbox-guest-iso and virtualbox-ext-pack.

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Re: MX 17 Repository: The Virtual Box Thread

#6 Post by asqwerth » Sat Apr 21, 2018 6:53 am

I have trouble updating today because of Virtualbox:

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Get:4 http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/debian stretch/contrib amd64 virtualbox-5.2 amd64 5.2.10-122088~Debian~stretch [68.1 MB]
Err:4 http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/debian stretch/contrib amd64 virtualbox-5.2 amd64 5.2.10-122088~Debian~stretch
  Hash Sum mismatch
  Hashes of expected file:
   - SHA256:4bb68f03a499ec5bce53d2ac72afe96fc6bcf705204f9ce2569de8e0b39a0aa0
   - SHA1:e0803fa50a290e3eace34590af6fe4ba84d3f047 [weak]
   - MD5Sum:4e011047b5cef2df4632188cc6395d7d [weak]
   - Filesize:68061072 [weak]
  Hashes of received file:
   - SHA256:8a159ff8410475485fff41b749c8617e0549a35053bb362f54ca5adccfc0fa8c
   - SHA1:72758c97d74080668da6fe32f69045fbb7640e3d [weak]
   - MD5Sum:2cb39966bba776ef541baf7cfae85e5e [weak]
   - Filesize:15241824 [weak]
  Last modification reported: Fri, 13 Apr 2018 20:45:42 +0000
Fetched 89.7 MB in 15min 29s (96.5 kB/s)  
E: Failed to fetch http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/debian/pool/contrib/v/virtualbox-5.2/virtualbox-5.2_5.2.10-122088~Debian~stretch_amd64.deb  Hash Sum mismatch
   Hashes of expected file:
    - SHA256:4bb68f03a499ec5bce53d2ac72afe96fc6bcf705204f9ce2569de8e0b39a0aa0
    - SHA1:e0803fa50a290e3eace34590af6fe4ba84d3f047 [weak]
    - MD5Sum:4e011047b5cef2df4632188cc6395d7d [weak]
    - Filesize:68061072 [weak]
   Hashes of received file:
    - SHA256:8a159ff8410475485fff41b749c8617e0549a35053bb362f54ca5adccfc0fa8c
    - SHA1:72758c97d74080668da6fe32f69045fbb7640e3d [weak]
    - MD5Sum:2cb39966bba776ef541baf7cfae85e5e [weak]
    - Filesize:15241824 [weak]
   Last modification reported: Fri, 13 Apr 2018 20:45:42 +0000
E: Unable to fetch some archives, maybe run apt-get update or try with --fix-missing?

full upgrade complete (or was canceled)

this terminal window can now be closed (press any key to close)
I'm sure I installed VB using MXPI Popular apps, and I think previously it just enabled the Oracle repo, but now that the packaging team appears to be backporting VB for MX's own repo, should I disable the http://download.virtualbox.org source?

Not sure if this issue would also affect other MX users. This particular install of MX17 was written over an existing MX15/16 partition but preserving /home.
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Re: MX 17 Repository: The Virtual Box Thread

#7 Post by Stevo » Sat Apr 21, 2018 1:10 pm

You can keep the Oracle repo enabled normally, since the packages stay out of each other's way, but it appears they are having some problems with it. We have 5.2.10 in the test repo now, so you don't need the Oracle one now anyway.

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Re: MX 17 Repository: The Virtual Box Thread

#8 Post by fehlix » Sat Apr 21, 2018 1:18 pm

asqwerth wrote:I have trouble updating today because of Virtualbox:
I'm sure I installed VB using MXPI Popular apps, and I think previously it just enabled the Oracle repo, but now that the packaging team appears to be backporting VB for MX's own repo, should I disable the http://download.virtualbox.org source?

Not sure if this issue would also affect other MX users. This particular install of MX17 was written over an existing MX15/16 partition but preserving /home.
I'd recommend disable Oracle's source and do purge existing vitualbox bits an pieces
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# apt-get remove --purge virtualbox*
After that do a fresh install using MXPI (MX package installer) of the latest virtualbox 5.2.10-dfsg-2~mx17+1
from the MX-test-repo.
I've installed these packages.

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aptitude search virtualbox | grep ^i
i   virtualbox - x86 virtualization solution - base binaries
i A virtualbox-dkms - x86 virtualization solution - kernel module sources for dkms
i   virtualbox-ext-pack - extra capabilities for VirtualBox, downloader.
i   virtualbox-guest-additions-iso - guest additions iso image for VirtualBox
i   virtualbox-qt - x86 virtualization solution - Qt based user interface
I've done it this ways. All my VirtualBox'es running perfectly! Thanks @Stevo !!

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Re: MX 17 Repository: The Virtual Box Thread

#9 Post by asqwerth » Sat Apr 21, 2018 1:28 pm

Thanks @fehlix (the Cat).

But I'm perfectly happy waiting for 5.2.10 to be moved to Main repo. If the update subsequently goes wonky, then I'll do a full removal and purge. If not, I'm good.

Meanwhile, 5.2.8 works fine.
Desktop: Intel i5-4460, 16GB RAM, Intel integrated graphics
Clevo N130WU-based Ultrabook: Intel i7-8550U (Kaby Lake R), 16GB RAM, Intel integrated graphics (UEFI)
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