Regarding patching virtualbox in 12.04
pps.pranav at gmail.com
Tue Mar 12 18:24:50 UTC 2013
Yes, as of the users I didn refer to normal/end-users but to hackers and
advanced users like me (advanced enough to know these trivial diffs). As
per my experience the older version on the SW Centre is having some issues
with networking on VM's which is fixed/better performing on the latest one
with some other changes/fixes. Also what is missing is the addons and stuff
from Virtual Box.
On Tue, Mar 12, 2013 at 11:19 PM, Thomas Mashos <thomas at mashos.com> wrote:
> I don't think making the user go to the website to download the deb is a
> very good idea.
> A) We shouldn't have broken software in the repo (especially when it's
> known broken with a known fix)
> B) Some users can't/won't install software from third party areas/repos
> and will only use the default repos (a sane and completely relevant idea)
> C) IIRC, the deb file on the virtualbox website has proprietary bits
> included. The version in the repos is the OSE version.
> Thomas Mashos
> On Mon, Mar 11, 2013 at 12:57 AM, Pranav <pps.pranav at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I think it is better to download the Virtual Box deb file from its
>> official website instead of the ubuntu ppa or software centre as its a
>> older version and also the above mentioned issue will arise.
>> On Wed, Mar 6, 2013 at 2:31 PM, Steffen Barszus <
>> steffenbpunkt at googlemail.com> wrote:
>>> 2013/3/5 Chris Johnston <chrisjohnston at ubuntu.com>:
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>>> > On 03/05/2013 11:53 AM, Pranith Kumar wrote:
>>> >> Hi,
>>> >> I am writing this regarding the issues being faced by Virtualbox
>>> >> users in 12.04.
>>> >> 12.04 was released with kernel 3.2 and then the kernel 3.5 was
>>> >> offered as a possible upgrade. Most users are currently switching
>>> >> over to 3.5
>>> What makes it worse, is that at new installations, kernel 3.5 is the
>>> default. So this boils down to virtualbox being broken in LTS release
>>> by backport kernel
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