[Mageia-discuss] No USB with VirtualBox?

Doug Laidlaw laidlaws at hotkey.net.au
Wed Jun 8 12:22:36 CEST 2011

On Mon, 6 Jun 2011 11:30:33 PM mageia-discuss-request at mageia.org wrote:
> aurice Batey skrev 6.6.2011 14:19:
> > On Sun, 05 Jun 2011 20:41:09 +0300, Ahmad Samir wrote:
> > 
> >
> >> (The $1000 question, what is any distro shipping only python 2.7 gonna
> >> do about this mismatch? Nothing actually, since they have no control
> >> on packages built by upstream).
> >
> > 
> >    So the answer to my question ("What is Mageia going to do about this
> >
> > mismatch?")  is:  "Nothing"?
> Well,
> use mageia provided packages, if they dont work, file a bug.

Maurice started this one here, but a post by me triggered that.

Firstly, I think that VB should accept Python 2.6 and above. They aren't the 
only ones to cause problems that way.  they may be fussy about what they have 

Secondly, what is wrong with installing two versions of Python?  Ubuntu have 3 
versions (Python 3 as well.)  Considering that VirtualBox was not a priority 
for Mageia 1, I thought that Python 2.6 might come later.  I don't know how 
many people have made Mageia their principal distro.  I had to reinstall 
Mandriva 2010.2 long after the CD was released, and Mageia Beta 2 was 
available at about the right time.  It seemed to be Mandriva 2010.3.  It is 
O.K. for most of my needs, and I know that the trimmings, the eye candy, etc. 
will come later.  I have no desire to go back to Mandriva at the moment.  I 
can wait.  It is like somebody who wanted to know where his whizz-bang graphic 
effects were.  wobo replied that Mga 1 was not about those.  What has been 
achieved is great.

Doug Laidlaw.

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