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#1 2022-08-30 16:00:34

wingcommander1999
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[HowTo] Install VirtualBox 6.1.36 on DEVUAN 5

When installing virtualbox via .deb file retrieved from the site, an error appeared because a dependency was not satisfactory for the installation. (libvpx6)

For this we will download the missing dependency and install it using the devuan Package View site:

wget http://deb.devuan.org/merged/pool/DEBIAN/main/libv/libvpx/libvpx6_1.9.0-1_amd64.deb

Once downloaded, just open an terminal window:

sudo gdebi libvpx6_1.9.0-1_amd64.deb

After installing the missing dependency you can continue installing virtualbox.


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#2 2022-08-30 16:34:17

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Re: [HowTo] Install VirtualBox 6.1.36 on DEVUAN 5

If gdebi is used to install the VirtualBox .deb it will pull in libvpx6 from the repositories automatically. No need to do it yourself like some hair-shirted Slackware user.

This works for me:

apt install -s ./virtualbox-6.1_6.1.36-152435~Debian~bullseye_amd64.deb

Remove the -s option if you actually do want to install the world's worst virtualisation solution.

Last edited by Head_on_a_Stick (2022-08-30 16:34:47)

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#3 2022-08-30 17:07:38

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Re: [HowTo] Install VirtualBox 6.1.36 on DEVUAN 5

Head_on_a_Stick wrote:

If gdebi is used to install the VirtualBox .deb it will pull in libvpx6 from the repositories automatically. No need to do it yourself like some hair-shirted Slackware user.

This works for me:

apt install -s ./virtualbox-6.1_6.1.36-152435~Debian~bullseye_amd64.deb

Remove the -s option if you actually do want to install the world's worst virtualisation solution.

And then it can also happen that the right libssl dependency is missing:

wget http://deb.devuan.org/merged/pool/DEBIAN/main/o/openssl/libssl1.1_1.1.1o-1_amd64.deb
sudo gdebi libssl1.1_1.1.1o-1_amd64.deb

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#4 2022-08-30 17:15:09

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Re: [HowTo] Install VirtualBox 6.1.36 on DEVUAN 5

Or you could add the unstable repositories and pin them to 100 so packages from there are treated like backports:

https://www.debian.org/doc/manuals/debi … le_literal

That would certainly be easier than adding a new thread every time a package is blocked from testing.

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#5 2022-08-30 17:20:32

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Re: [HowTo] Install VirtualBox 6.1.36 on DEVUAN 5

Head_on_a_Stick wrote:

Or you could add the unstable repositories and pin them to 100 so packages from there are treated like backports:

https://www.debian.org/doc/manuals/debi … le_literal

That would certainly be easier than adding a new thread every time a package is blocked from testing.

Thanks for the tip, I didn't know about this manipulation.


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#6 2022-08-30 17:23:34

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Re: [HowTo] Install VirtualBox 6.1.36 on DEVUAN 5

Don't try it with the stable release though. It is only appropriate for testing.

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#7 2022-08-31 12:32:31

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Re: [HowTo] Install VirtualBox 6.1.36 on DEVUAN 5

Why use this product of dubious quality when there is good quality and open source alternative-QEMU / kvm?


What economists call over-production is but a production that is above the purchasing power of the worker, who is reduced to poverty by capital and state.
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#8 2022-08-31 21:18:33

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Re: [HowTo] Install VirtualBox 6.1.36 on DEVUAN 5

Ogis1975 wrote:

Why use this product of dubious quality when there is good quality and open source alternative-QEMU / kvm?

All my virtual machines are under virtualbox, when I was under mac I used vmware fusion.

But the idea of using qemu/kvm in the future is not distasteful.


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#9 2022-08-31 22:52:51

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Re: [HowTo] Install VirtualBox 6.1.36 on DEVUAN 5

I used to use vBox, I thought it was really good. Generally I used to use it for one game "DiD's F22".

Once that game was irreversibly tanked remotely, I gave up on vBox.

But I remember struggling to get vBox configured and eventaually having a system that was reliable and flexible.

I was still using Mandriva in those days.

:-)

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