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Old 10-23-2007, 07:06 PM   #1
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Post virtualbox


after downloading virtualbox and then using installing
got E:dpkg--configure-a install manual
but where do you do this cannot open synaptic
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Old 10-24-2007, 03:52 PM   #2
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I can't understand what you did or what the error was.

Did you do this (with sudo if appropriate)?
apt-get install virtualbox

Or did you download a package and then try to install it?
What Linux distro are you running?
 
Old 10-25-2007, 12:47 AM   #3
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downloaded virtualbox
tried to install package
got dpkg interupted
install dpkg--configure-a (manual)
question where do you install above manual
distro feisty ubuntu 7.04
thank you j d
 
Old 10-25-2007, 09:00 AM   #4
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If I understand, you download the 'deb' package and are using dpkg to install it. That should work. But more people would choose the easier method using the apt-get program:

sudo apt-get install virtualbox

(This installs virtualbox-ose and maybe virtualbox-ose-modules. You may have to explicitly install the correct virtualbox-ose-modules-2.6.* package the same way. I'm not sure what happens by default. Just follow the suggestions.)

Once it's installed, run the command virtualbox. It pops up a GUI application that lets you create, modify and run virtual machines.
 
Old 10-25-2007, 06:36 PM   #5
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when using apt- get install virtualbox
I get dpkg interupted
install dpkg --configure-a manual
also not able to open synaptic
get the same answer as above
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Old 10-25-2007, 08:05 PM   #6
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I've never seen that happen. You can run this command to list the state of the packages.

dpkg -l 'virtualbox*'

It gives a confusing output, but look at the letter-codes in the first three characters on each line.
"un " means unknown/not-installed/no-error.
"ii " means install/installed/no-error.

If it displays anything else, maybe you should uninstall it and try again:

sudo apt-get remove virtualbox

There actually is a command like the error message says, but even after I read the man page (man dpkg), I'm not sure what it does. (Note there is a space before "-a").

dpkg --configure -a

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Old 10-27-2007, 02:15 AM   #7
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got now reinstall virtualbox but no archive for it
thanks for your help
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Old 10-27-2007, 07:08 PM   #8
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tried to install virtualbox after carrying out all the
advice given but a tells me now got no archive for it.
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Old 10-27-2007, 07:32 PM   #9
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jd, your posts are very hard to follow. Please state more learly what you do and what the results are. If you entered a command in the terminal, please paste it here with the output of the command. You should paste such things in [CODE] tags to preserve formatting. For example, a much better post might read like this:

Quote:
I am using Ubuntu version 7.10 and I tried to install virtualbox using this command:
Code:
sudo apt-get install virtualbox
But I got this error:
Code:
ERROR: blah blah blah
more error message
yes all of it!
 
Old 10-28-2007, 04:31 AM   #10
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using feisty ubuntu 7.04 got message as below
package virtualbox needs to be reinstalled
but i cant find an archive for it
j d. i am sure we get there.thank you
 
Old 10-28-2007, 04:40 AM   #11
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using ubuntu feisty 7.04
tried to install virtualbox message i got is
the package virtualbox needs to be reinstalled
but I cant find an archive for it
j d
not able to install new packages
or to use update manager
 
Old 10-28-2007, 04:46 AM   #12
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jd, what command did you use to install it?
 
Old 10-28-2007, 11:48 PM   #13
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used termenal
sudo apt-get -install virtualbox
sudo dpkg
http://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/downloads
i am using ubuntu 7.04
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Old 10-28-2007, 11:58 PM   #14
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jan@jan-desktop:~$ sudo apt-get install virtualbox
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
E: The package virtualbox needs to be reinstalled, but I can't find an archive for it.
 
Old 10-29-2007, 12:11 AM   #15
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jan@jan-desktop:~$ sudo apt-get remove virtualbox
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
E: The package virtualbox needs to be reinstalled, but I can't find an archive for it.
jan@jan-desktop:~$ dpkg -l virtualbox
Desired=Unknown/Install/Remove/Purge/Hold
| Status=Not/Installed/Config-files/Unpacked/Failed-config/Half-installed
|/ Err?=(none)/Hold/Reinst-required/X=both-problems (Status,Err: uppercase=bad)
||/ Name Version Description
+++-==============-==============-============================================
iHR virtualbox 1.5.2-25433_Ub
 
  


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