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#1 2018-06-24 20:15:24

Altoid
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Registered: 2017-05-07
Posts: 91  

[Solved] Virtualbox 5.x.xx in ASCII

Hello:

My rig runs Devuan ASCII:

groucho@devuan:~$ uname -a
Linux devuan 4.9.0-6-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 4.9.88-1+deb9u1 (2018-05-07) x86_64 GNU/Linux

It's fully up to date:

[root@devuan groucho]# apt-get dist-upgrade
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
Calculating upgrade... Done
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.

The Virtualbox installed version is 4.3.36 ...

[root@devuan groucho]# apt search virtualbox
Sorting... Done
Full Text Search... Done
virtualbox/now 4.3.36-dfsg-1+deb8u1 amd64 [installed,local]
  x86 virtualization solution - base binaries

virtualbox-dkms/now 4.3.36-dfsg-1+deb8u1 all [installed,local]
  x86 virtualization solution - kernel module sources for dkms

virtualbox-guest-x11/now 4.3.36-dfsg-1+deb8u1 amd64 [residual-config]
  (none)

virtualbox-qt/now 4.3.36-dfsg-1+deb8u1 amd64 [installed,local]
  x86 virtualization solution - Qt based user interface

... but I'd like to install a 5.x.xx version for compatibility with the Virtualbox installation in another distribution I use.

With the new Devuan package browser (neat), I see that there's a Virtualbox version for Jesse and another for Ceres but none for ASCII.

Package info
Release: jessie
Version: 4.3.36-dfsg-1+deb8u1
Architecture: amd64
Section: contrib/misc
Homepage: http://www.virtualbox.org/
Maintainer: Debian Virtualbox Team
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Package info
Release: ceres
Version: 5.1.22-dfsg-2
Architecture: amd64
Section: contrib/misc
Homepage: http://www.virtualbox.org/
Maintainer: Debian Virtualbox Team

Is it possible to install the ceres version in ASCII?

Thanks in advance.

A.

Last edited by Altoid (2018-06-24 23:15:55)

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#2 2018-06-24 21:06:01

ivanovnegro
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Registered: 2018-05-15
Posts: 57  

Re: [Solved] Virtualbox 5.x.xx in ASCII

I can see version 5 in ascii-backports:

apt policy virtualbox
virtualbox:
  Installiert:           (keine)
  Installationskandidat: 5.2.10-dfsg-6~bpo9+1
  Versionstabelle:
     5.2.10-dfsg-6~bpo9+1 100
        100 http://de.deb.devuan.org/merged ascii-backports/contrib amd64 Packages

That should do the trick by installing it this way as root or with sudo:

apt install -t ascii-backports virtualbox

Edit: Of course before being able to install from backports you have to add them to your /etc/apt/sources.list.

Last edited by ivanovnegro (2018-06-24 21:08:53)

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#3 2018-06-24 23:15:25

Altoid
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Registered: 2017-05-07
Posts: 91  

Re: [Solved] Virtualbox 5.x.xx in ASCII

Hello:

ivanovnegro wrote:

I can see version 5 in ascii-backports ...
...
That should do the trick by installing it this way as root ...

Thanks a lot ...
I was not looking in the right place (with the browser).

Thanks a lot for your input. =-)

Best,

A.

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#4 2018-06-25 20:03:29

rolfie
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Registered: 2017-11-25
Posts: 38  

Re: [Solved] Virtualbox 5.x.xx in ASCII

I have loaded the Stretch package directly from Oracle and installed it on ASCII. Works fine.

Regards, Rolf

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#5 2018-06-25 21:03:19

golinux
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Registered: 2016-11-25
Posts: 1,217  

Re: [Solved] Virtualbox 5.x.xx in ASCII

Congrats, rolfie!!

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