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Old 01-23-2009, 02:44 AM   #1
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Virtualbox 2.1.2 Slackbuild


Any plans on "updating" the current 2.0.6 slackbuild to 2.1.2, or have someone here tried using the 2.0.6 script with the 2.1.2 sources with Slackware 12.1 and actually made it work?

I did a quick test, but it died on me. I ran into some libcap issues and some source filename issues.


/Thomas
 
Old 01-23-2009, 02:37 PM   #2
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I've "wimped out" on VBox and just started using the binary builds that upstream provides. I don't know what Heinz's status is with the build script though.
 
Old 01-23-2009, 05:05 PM   #3
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I've "wimped out" on VBox and just started using the binary builds that upstream provides. I don't know what Heinz's status is with the build script though.
So, the official Virtualbox binary build "just works" with Slackware, or does it need a lot of tinkering to get going?
 
Old 01-23-2009, 05:13 PM   #4
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It's worked fine for me on at least 12.0, 12.1 and 12.2. Run the .bin as root and it'll install to /opt by default, though you can specify another directory if you want (info on this in the User Guide).
 
Old 01-23-2009, 05:15 PM   #5
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On a stock installation, yeah, it "just works," and as pwc101 said, it goes to /opt/somewhereoranother.

The computer on which I install VBox has one purpose only - it runs VBox to provide development virtual machines.
 
Old 01-23-2009, 11:33 PM   #6
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Hi,

To use on Slackware 12.2 with Intel dual core 64 bit E6750

Which VirtualBox binary, the 32 or the 64 bit?

http://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Linux_Downloads

I've an Pentium 4 Intel E6750 cpu

dual core 64 bit. According to the VirtualBox doc:

VT and EPT

which both of those are in my cpu

And then that I enable hardware virtualization in VirtualBox.

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Old 01-24-2009, 03:12 AM   #7
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Hi,

To use on Slackware 12.2 with Intel dual core 64 bit E6750

Which VirtualBox binary, the 32 or the 64 bit?

http://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Linux_Downloads

I've an Pentium 4 Intel E6750 cpu

dual core 64 bit. According to the VirtualBox doc:

VT and EPT

which both of those are in my cpu

And then that I enable hardware virtualization in VirtualBox.

--
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If you're running Slackware (which is 32-bit) you need the 32-bit installer.
 
Old 01-24-2009, 03:45 AM   #8
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I have a very rough next week so don't expect any quick update on virtualbox for SBo. However, I expect to have a lot more time again the week after so updates to my scripts should start to appear within the first days in February. I plan to start with VirtualBox so we should have an updated script in at least two weeks time.
 
Old 01-24-2009, 06:27 AM   #9
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I've an Pentium 4 Intel E6750 cpu

dual core 64 bit. According to the VirtualBox doc:

VT and EPT

which both of those are in my cpu
With my Core 2 Duo processor, if I enable VT I find that I cannot connect my Win98 virtual machine via Samba. Just an observation I have made using VirtualBox 2.0.6 OSE using the Slackbuild by ppr:kut. If I disable VT, all works just fine. This may or may not be relevant depending on your virtualisation needs and how your hardware behaves.
 
Old 01-24-2009, 06:44 AM   #10
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I have a very rough next week so don't expect any quick update on virtualbox for SBo. However, I expect to have a lot more time again the week after so updates to my scripts should start to appear within the first days in February. I plan to start with VirtualBox so we should have an updated script in at least two weeks time.
Thanks for the offer of continued work on this. I greatly appreciate being able to use VirtualBox as it allows me to run a proprietary Windows based application that I need to use for work and that I cannot get to install under Wine.
Please do not interpret this as an attempt to apply pressure to meet your self imposed timeline. I am a firm believer that "deadlines are not death lines".
I am really using this as an opportunity to bump your Thanked count. Your Slackbuild scripts for nVidia and VirtualBox are an essential part of my Slackware setup.
 
Old 02-05-2009, 04:22 PM   #11
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just hit pending, should be in one of the next updates
 
Old 02-06-2009, 03:15 PM   #12
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Dear ppr:kut

Some more instructions in the README file might save installers some time.

Will you please include the instruction to check that /etc/rc.d/rc.vbox* have the executable permissions.

It might also be helpful to include the (obvious) comment that they need to start /etc/rc.d/rc.local (or reboot) before running virtualbox.

I would also inform the installers that the /etc/rc.d/rc.vbox* files need to be removed manually if they need to remove the virtualbox-ose package completely.

Chris
 
Old 02-07-2009, 03:54 AM   #13
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Dear ppr:kut

Some more instructions in the README file might save installers some time.

Will you please include the instruction to check that /etc/rc.d/rc.vbox* have the executable permissions.
Sorry, but no. This is nothing vbox specific, but common amongst all packages
that install rc-scripts, ie "default behaviour".

(In other words: "Slackers are meant to know that stuff....")

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It might also be helpful to include the (obvious) comment that they need to start /etc/rc.d/rc.local (or reboot) before running virtualbox.
which would be wrong, as rc.local has no connection to vbox apart from
the README telling it would be a good place to call the actual rc-scripts
for virtualbox. And a note to start vbox' rc-scripts to start vbox.....I mean...
really?

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I would also inform the installers that the /etc/rc.d/rc.vbox* files need to be removed manually if they need to remove the virtualbox-ose package completely.
Same as comment one. Default behaviour.
 
Old 02-07-2009, 02:31 PM   #14
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Out of curiosity I installed the clamav Slackbuild as it was the first that came up from my Google search and this is the result of the package I just installed:

root@darkstar:~/slackbuilds/clamav# ls -ltr /etc/rc.d/ | tail -1
-rwxr-xr-- 1 root root 1458 2009-02-07 21:05 rc.clamav*

There do not seem to be consistency in the default permissions of the rc-scripts installed via Slackbuilds.

Chris
 
Old 02-07-2009, 02:51 PM   #15
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Virtualbox version 2.1.2 is released @ slackbuilds.org

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Out of curiosity I installed the clamav Slackbuild as it was the first that came up from my Google search and this is the result of the package I just installed:

root@darkstar:~/slackbuilds/clamav# ls -ltr /etc/rc.d/ | tail -1
-rwxr-xr-- 1 root root 1458 2009-02-07 21:05 rc.clamav*

There do not seem to be consistency in the default permissions of the rc-scripts installed via Slackbuilds.

Chris
Chris, please follow instructions about bug reports @ slackbuilds.org

Not related to that, in the [Slackbuilds-users] Updates - 20090207:
Code:
system/virtualbox-kernel: Updated for version 2.1.2.
  Thanks to Heinz Wiesinger.  --rworkman
system/virtualbox-kernel-addons: Updated for version 2.1.2.
  Thanks to Heinz Wiesinger.  --rworkman
system/virtualbox-ose: Updated for version 2.1.2.
  Thanks to Heinz Wiesinger.  --rworkman
system/virtualbox-ose-addons: Updated for version 2.1.2.
  Thanks to Heinz Wiesinger.  --rworkman

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