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Old 10-11-2014, 12:39 PM   #1
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I installed Virtualbox using sbopkg I cannot seem to find it anywhere ob my system though. Not in my KDE menu like I thought it would be.
 
Old 10-11-2014, 12:50 PM   #2
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Try the command whereis virtualbox to determine its location.
 
Old 10-11-2014, 02:55 PM   #3
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Try the command whereis virtualbox to determine its location.
That gives me this:

Code:
virtualbox: /usr/lib64/virtualbox
 
Old 10-12-2014, 01:22 PM   #4
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Hi I followed tronayne instructions #3 here not sbopkg and "Oracle VM VirtualBox" ended up under KDE System Menu.
 
Old 10-13-2014, 06:17 AM   #5
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Hi I followed tronayne instructions #3 here not sbopkg and "Oracle VM VirtualBox" ended up under KDE System Menu.
Thanks. I'm not using a multilib system wonder if that's the issue
 
Old 10-13-2014, 06:59 AM   #6
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To check, I just tried this on Slackware 14.1 (32-bit x86) for VirtualBox-4.3.10 :
Code:
sqg -p virtualbox
sbopkg -k -b virtualbox
Compilation aborted with:
Code:
patching file vboxdrv.sh.in
patching file configure
Hunk #1 succeeded at 2705 (offset 178 lines).
Checking for environment: Determined build machine: linux.x86, target machine: linux.x86, OK.
Checking for kBuild: found, OK.
Checking for gcc: found version 4.8.2, OK.
Checking for Open Watcom: 
  ** Open Watcom was not found!
Checking for iasl: 
  ** iasl (variable IASL) not found!
Check /tmp/SBo/VirtualBox-4.3.10/configure.log for details
I didn't look thoroughly at that but just saw this and that. If nobody has done that yet I could investigate further later today or tomorrow. Also, the system on which I tried is not vanilla, I don't know if this can be related to that.

PS To look what executable files a package would install or has installed, look at /var/log/packages/<package-name> (if installed) or do:
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mkdir /tmp/dirtoberemoved
tar -C /tmp/toberemoved -xf <packagename>
find /tmp/toberemoved -executable # But if too many try following command
find /tmp/toberemoved -executable | grep bin

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Old 10-13-2014, 07:57 AM   #7
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I didn't look thoroughly at that but just saw this and that. If nobody has done that yet I could investigate further later today or tomorrow. Also, the system on which I tried is not vanilla, I don't know if this can be related to that.
Open Watcom missing was never an issue. The problem here is that acpica is not installed, hence it can't find iasl.

Regarding the original problem, there can be a whole slew of causes in all kinds of variations. I'm afraid we'll need more information to get a clearer picture. Does it start from the command line? build log?
 
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Old 10-13-2014, 09:01 AM   #8
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Open Watcom missing was never an issue. The problem here is that acpica is not installed, hence it can't find iasl.
Indeed. As I didn't want to install VitrtualBox but just have a look at the package I wrote "sbopkg -b" instead of "sbopkg -i", forgetting that I would miss dependencies then... Sorry for the noise and thanks Heinz for the heads-up.

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Old 10-13-2014, 12:48 PM   #9
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Thanks. I'm not using a multilib system wonder if that's the issue
You do not need (or particularly want) Multilib to install or use VirtualBox; it installs natively in Slakcware, 32- or 64-bit. I'm referring to the Oracle packages, not to SlackBuilds.org.

You get the Oracle binary packages at https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads. You need the VirtualBox 4.3.18 Oracle VM VirtualBox Extension Pack found and the link and you will need either the All Distributions i386 file for 32-bit or AMD64 file for 64-bit Slackware. You click the VirtualBox 4.3.18 for Linux hosts link to get there (it's https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Linux_Downloads).

In any case, VirtualBox installs a link in the KDE or Xfce System menu for you; note that if you install VirtualBox using the Oracle installer (recommended) it will be in your /opt directory (it is "optional" software).

Hope this helps some.
 
  


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