Why was the virtualbox package removed from the 14.04 repository?

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Question:

I'm having some problems trying to run my Windows XP virtual machine after upgrading to Ubuntu 14.04 today. When I tried to start it a message dialog was displayed saying that the kernel drivers aren't installed, in concrete they should be provided by a packaged named virtualbox-dkms. I decided to reinstall virtualbox so dependencies will get auto resolved, but the execution of command (sudo apt-get install --reinstall virtualbox) resulted in a message similar to: "cannot reinstall package because the package cannot be downloaded" (I'm reproducing the message by memory).

Then I tried using synaptic package manager gui. The package virtualbox and its dependencies are there, but without version number or description. Then I switched to main servers, and tried to update, now the package isn't even there anymore.

It may be a problem with my sources.list file but also may be that for some reason I don't know they decide to remove...

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Uninstall virtualbox

To remove just virtualbox package itself from Ubuntu 14.04 (Trusty Tahr) execute on terminal:

sudo apt-get remove virtualbox

Uninstall virtualbox and it's dependent packages

To remove the virtualbox package and any other dependant package which are no longer needed from Ubuntu Trusty.

sudo apt-get remove --auto-remove virtualbox

Purging virtualbox

If you also want to delete configuration and/or data files of virtualbox from Ubuntu Trusty then this will work:

sudo apt-get purge virtualbox

To delete configuration and/or data files of virtualbox and it's dependencies from Ubuntu Trusty then execute:

sudo apt-get purge --auto-remove virtualbox

See Also

How to remove virtualbox package from Ubuntu 14.04 (Trusty...

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Code:

@bob:~$ virtualbox WARNING: The character device /dev/vboxdrv does not exist. Please install the virtualbox-dkms package and the appropriate headers, most likely linux-headers-generic. You will not be able to start VMs until this problem is fixed. Qt WARNING: void DBusMenuExporterPrivate::addAction(QAction*, int): Already tracking action "S&tart" under id 16 Qt WARNING: void DBusMenuExporterPrivate::addAction(QAction*, int): Already tracking action "&Pause" under id 17 Qt WARNING: void DBusMenuExporterPrivate::addAction(QAction*, int): Already tracking action "&Reset" under id 18 Qt WARNING: void DBusMenuExporterPrivate::addAction(QAction*, int): Already tracking action "D&iscard saved state..." under id 24 Qt WARNING: void DBusMenuExporterPrivate::addAction(QAction*, int): Already tracking action "Re&fresh..." under id 25 Qt WARNING: void DBusMenuExporterPrivate::addAction(QAction*, int): Already tracking action "Show in File Manager" under id 27 Qt WARNING: void...
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Using VirtualBox you can create and run guest operating systems (“virtual machines”) such as Linux and Windows under a host operating system. There are two ways of installing VirtualBox: from pre-compiled binaries and from the sources code. This tutorial shows you how to set up VirtualBox 4.3 from the pre-compiled binaries.

From the version 2.0 VirtualBox supports 32 and 64bit host and guest operating systems (if you want to install 64bit guests your processor must support hardware virtualization and, of course, the host operating system must be 64bit as well).

Step 1: Open up the Terminal (Dash Home > Search > Terminal).

Step 2: Open /etc/apt/sources.list file.

sudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list

Step 4: Add the following line in to that file.

deb http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/debian trusty contrib

Step 3: Import the Public key of the Oracle VirtualBox repository to your system.

wget -q...

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I used VirtualBox version 3.0.12 under Debian Lenny AMD64.

I try to install VirtualBox 3.1.4 instead VirtualBox 3.0.12 and I have

such result: my package of VirtualBox 3.0.12 i removed but the new

package 3.1.4 have not installed.

I have the next error:

~$ sudo aptitude install virtualbox-3.1

Ош http://download.virtualbox.org lenny/non-free virtualbox-3.1

3.1.4-57640_Debian_lenny

302 Moved Temporarily

E: Не удалось получить

http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/debian/pool/non-free/v/virtualbox-3.1/virtualbox-3.1_3.1.4-57640_Debian_lenny_amd64.deb:

302 Moved Temporarily

When I trying to reinstall the VirtualBox 3.0.1, I have such result:

~$ sudo aptitude install virtualbox-3.0

Ош http://download.virtualbox.org lenny/non-free virtualbox-3.0

3.0.12-54655_Debian_lenny

302 Moved Temporarily

E: Не удалось...

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I'm having some problems trying to run my Windows XP virtual machine after upgrading to Ubuntu 14.04 today. When I tried to start it a message dialog was displayed saying that the kernel drivers aren't installed, in concrete they should be provided by a packaged named virtualbox-dkms. I decided to reinstall virtualbox so dependencies will get auto resolved, but the execution of command (sudo apt-get install --reinstall virtualbox) resulted in a message similar to: "cannot reinstall package because the package cannot be downloaded" (I'm reproducing the message by memory).

Then I tried using synaptic package manager gui. The package virtualbox and its dependencies are there, but without version number or description. Then I switched to main servers, and tried to update, now the package isn't even there anymore.

It may be a problem with my sources.list file but also may be that for some reason I don't know they decide to remove virtualbox from repository.

I think...

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Although container based engines such as Docker are highly popularized for newer application deployment – there will still be widespread use of OS virtualization engines for years to come.

One of the most popular virtualization engines for development purposes is the open-source VirtualBox from Oracle. This article will detail its installation on Ubuntu 14.04.

Installation

The easiest way to get VirtualBox is to use the repository hosted at virtualbox.org. We use lsb_release to get the right binary for either Ubuntu 14.04 or 16.04.

$ sudo sh -c "echo 'deb http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/debian '$(lsb_release -cs)' contrib non-free' > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/virtualbox.list"

Download and install the Oracle public keys:

$ wget -q http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/debian/oracle_vbox.asc -O- | sudo apt-key add - $ wget -q http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/debian/oracle_vbox_2016.asc -O- | sudo apt-key add -

Now refresh the...

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VirtualBox is a virtualization tool used at desktop level in Microsoft Windows and Linux.VirtualBox is developed and maintained by Oracle Inc. New version of Virtualbox ‘5.0’ is released and some of the features are listed below :

VirtualBox 5.0 provides support for Para Virtualization features for gust VM ( virtual Machine ) Guest VM can now directly mount & use USB 3.0 devices. Improvement in CPU utilization by allowing OS & application to directly communicate with Hardware. Drop & Drag facility between Virtual Machines. Data on the Virtual disk can be encrypted using AES Algo.

In this post we will see how to install VirtualBox 5.0 on Ubuntu-15.04 and 14.04

Step:1 Download the VirtualBox 5.0 Debian Package

Virtualbox-5.0 is not available in the default ubuntu repositories so we have add to download it from url (download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/5.0.2) using wget command.

For 64-bit System

linuxtechi@Linux-world:~$ wget...
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I've been attempting to install the package r-base on Ubuntu Trusty Tahr and there's a package dependency that became broken in the last week.

My commands are as follows:

apt-get update -y apt-get dist-upgrade -y apt-get install -y r-base-dev ... Err http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty-security/main libpng12-dev amd64 1.2.50-1ubuntu2.14.04.1 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.91.23 80] Fetched 92.8 MB in 28s (3262 kB/s) E: Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/libp/libpng/libpng12-dev_1.2.50-1ubuntu2.14.04.1_amd64.deb 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.91.23 80] E: Unable to fetch some archives, maybe run apt-get update or try with --fix-missing? The command '/bin/sh -c sudo apt-get install -y r-base-dev' returned a non-zero code: 100

I have attempted to pass --fix-missing and --ignore-missing but it still fails.

It appears that the package was removed on Jan 8, 2016 due to a security patch:...

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This is caused by a lack of video memory. By default, Virtualbox only allocates 12MB to an Ubuntu VM, and as such, the size of the virtual machine is small:

The way to fix this is fairly straightforward.

Once you create the VM and install Ubuntu, restart. Once you do that, go ahead and press the Ctrl+D. Make sure to press the right Ctrl, not the left.

Alternatively, you can go up to the top of the VM window and click Devices > Insert Guest Additions CD Image:

A window may pop up saying "VBOXADDITIONS_VERSIONUMBERS" contains software intended to be automatically started. Would you like to run it?. You can click yes, this will just skip the next two steps.

If the window I just mentioned doesn't automatically pop up, go ahead and click on the CD icon in the Unity taskbar:

Go ahead and close the Nautilus window that opens up, and press Ctrl+Alt+T.

This will open a Terminal window, in which you should enter...

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I can't get virtualbox to install.

I recently reinstalled my entire system with ubuntu-server 14.04.4. I added the virtualbox repository as recommended on their website: I added

deb http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/debian jessie contrib

to my sources.list, added their key, and apt-get update-ed (all of which worked). I then went to apt-get install virtualbox-5.0 and it gave me this error:

Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable distribution that some required packages have not yet been created or been moved out of Incoming. The following information may help to resolve the situation: The following packages have unmet dependencies: virtualbox-5.0 : Depends: libdevmapper1.02.1 (>= 2:1.02.90) but 2:1.02.77-6ubuntu2 is to be installed Depends: libstdc++6 (>= 4.9) but 4.8.4-2ubuntu1~14.04.1 is to be installed E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken...
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ubuntu-14.04


VirtualBox VERR_VM_DRIVER_VERSION_MISMATCH on Ubuntu


I trying to install VirtualBox on Ubuntu 14.04. I've installed VirtualBox from Ubuntu repository: sudo apt-get install virtualbox Then I added my user to vboxusers: sudo usermod -G vboxusers -a user I also installed an extrapack for my vb vsion: wget http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/5.0.10/Oracle_VM_VirtualBox_Extension_Pack-4.3.36-105129.vbox-extpack sudo vboxmanage extpack install Oracle_VM_VirtualBox_Extension_Pack-5.0.10-104061.vbox-extpack But when I trying to start vm, I get an error: RTR3InitEx failed with rc=-1912 (rc=-1912)The VirtualBox kernel modules do not match this version of VirtualBox. The installation of VirtualBox was apparently not successful. Executing '/etc/init.d/vboxdrv setup'may correct this. Make sure that you do not mix the OSE version and the PUEL version of VirtualBox. where: supR3HardenedMainInitRuntime what: 4 VERR_VM_DRIVER_VERSION_MISMATCH (-1912) -...
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Hit the post button too soon.

Here is a post on installing Virtualbox under Ubuntu: http://askubuntu.com/questions/453096/why-was-the-virtualbox-package-removed-from-the-14-04-repository

Also from Ubuntu: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/VirtualBox/Installation

I don't know if the install process somehow registers the .vbox extension in the Ubuntu Desktop. I am sure there are command line arguments that can be used with Virtualbox to launch the image without clicking.

Some old instructions here: http://www.howopensource.com/2011/06/how-to-use-virtualbox-in-terminal-commandline/

VBoxManage startvm might work, but you might need to register the VM...

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. I've seen this question get asked by many people on forums out there and on each post there are hundreds of replies saying how people have the same problem, but no one's got the solution.

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 14.04 on a virtual machine. What I've done:

1. Downloaded Ubuntu 14.04 .iso file on my computer

2. Created the new Virtual Machine

3. Set the OS to Linux, Ubuntu

4. Assigned it 3/8GB of RAM memory

5. Created a new virtual hard drive, dynamically allocated

6. Gave it 30/500GB of memory

7. Tried to start it

8. Got this error:

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9. When I click 'Abort':

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I didn't even get to the part where I mount my .iso file. Have no idea what this is about.
Now, please, answer if you have an idea of how this may be solved.
WRITING HOW YOU HAVE THE SAME PROBLEM HELPS NEITHER OF US.
Thanks in...

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Oracle finally announced the stable release of Virtualbox 5.0, which provides increased security with encryption and improved performance.

According to the press release, the 5.0 release supports the latest guest or host operating systems including: Mac OS X Yosemite, Windows 10, Oracle Linux, Oracle Solaris, other Linux operating systems, and legacy operating systems. Oracle Virtualbox 5.0 also features:

Paravirtualization Support for Windows and Linux GuestsImproved CPU UtilizationGuest os can directly recognize USB 3.0 devices and operate at full 3.0 speedsOn all host platforms, Windows, Linux and Oracle Solaris guests now support “drag and drop” of content between the host and the guest.Disk Image Encryption, using the industry standard AES algorithm with up to 256 bit data encryption keys (DEK).

There are also numerous of other changes and bug fixes, including:

New User Interface settings page for customizing status-bar, menu-bar and guest-content scalingVMs...
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Genymotion is a fast Android emulator

which comes with pre-configured Android

(x86 with OpenGL hardware acceleration)

images,

great for application testing

. The project has evolved from the old AndroidVM and compared to it, Genymotion comes with a new player design, installer and more.


According to its developers, "the product is aimed at replacing the Android Emulator from Google not only for Android developers but also for people making Android apps demonstrations".


Genymotion (currently in

beta

) is

available for Linux, Windows and Mac OS X and requires VirtualBox

. The virtual images code is open source (available

HERE

) however, the software that runs on the host (the "player") is not, but it is free to use. In the future, Genymotion will continue to have a free to use version with many advanced features but there will also be paid versions, "

mainly for large companies needing collaboration on Genymotion

".

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