[Mageia-discuss] VirtualBox releases

James Kerr jim at jkerr82508.free-online.co.uk
Wed Jul 20 15:51:14 CEST 2011

On 20/07/11 14:15, Ahmad Samir wrote:
> On 20 July 2011 15:03, TJ<andrewsfarm at gmail.com>  wrote:
>> New VirtualBox releases are coming thick and fast. On July 15, Oracle
>> released version 4.0.12. Yesterday, four days later, version 4.1.0 was
>> released.
>> At this rate, it's going to be next to impossible for the repositories to
>> keep up, and to remain viable for all users they may not even want to try.
>> If a user wants to try it on his own, what would be the best procedure? I
>> had originally thought that for now the Oracle-supplied Mandriva rpms would
>> probably work, but I've read that they won't because they use a version of
>> Python different from that of Mageia.
> [...]
>> Would Oracle's generic for-any-Linux version install with little difficulty?
> The generic one should work (according to jkerr who's been using the
> generic one for a long time, AFAIK).

That's right - I've been using it for at least a couple of years (on 
Mandriva, Fedora and now on Mageia) and, have never had a problem with 
it. You do need to make sure that the devel kernel, dkms, gcc etc. are 
installed first.


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