[Pkg-virtualbox-devel] Bug#454348: Manually unpacking and running make and make install works
eckhaus1 at comcast.net
Fri Jan 11 01:40:17 UTC 2008
Someone who doesn't like reading my book length novels replied to an
nvidia how-to thread in the debian forum I had been kvetching about this in.
I tried going to /usr/src and tar xvjf virtualbox-ose.tar.bz2 after
letting Aptitude update the stuff.
Module Assistant still unpacks the older deb and warns during
auto-install that it is downgrading to the older version.
I upgraded again and this time was saved by the Debian Wiki article on
I cd to the /usr/src/modules/virtualbox-ose after having untarred the
Magic! This worked, and I could modprobe vboxdrv and it was using the
new kernel module.
Most folks will not know to do this, so this is pretty serious until the
new stuff from 2.6.23 gets all setup.
I'm sorry if it seems I'm being a pest, but I had no idea how to do this
manually like I did. That's module-assistant's job according to nearly
every how-to I've seen on the net, except for that Debian wiki. It only
suggests this because Etch doesn't have what Lenny and Sid do, modules
I'll go away now and use the thing. Just wanted to let you know how I
worked around the problem. And that it is a real problem until the new
stuff gets in that works properly.
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