[Mageia-discuss] VirtualBox releases

TJ andrewsfarm at gmail.com
Wed Jul 20 16:42:20 CEST 2011

On 07/20/2011 09:51 AM, James Kerr wrote:
> 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.
> Jim
Well, the development kernel and dkms were installed when I installed 
the nVidia driver for my video card, so those two shouldn't be a problem.


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