linuxman at avoura.com
Mon Jul 6 10:18:36 BST 2009
You cannot install a new version of VirtualBox unless you uninstall the
old one first.
Uninstalling the old version will not delete your settings. I have
upgraded VirtualBox several times, and each time I have to remove the
old version (via Synaptic) and then install the new one, from the .deb file.
I have not lost any settings this way nor any virtual machines.
> Alan Pope wrote:
>> 2009/7/4 David King <linuxman at avoura.com>:
>>> You also need to install libcurl3 if you do not have it already before
>>> installing VirtualBox 3.0.
>> That depends how you install it.
>> If you either use the repository Innotek/Sun/Oracke/Whoever provide
>> and install via apt/aptitude/synaptic then it will resolve that
>> dependency for you.
> I can't find this repo. Do you have a URL?
>> Dependency resolution is also done if you double
>> click the deb file once downloaded from the site as that will open
>> with gdebi.
> I've been running 2.0.6 for ages. When I first start VB, I get nagged
> (once, and very gently!) with a pop up that says 2.1.2 is available.
> I've downloaded it; but when I double-click the .deb, there's an error
> message saying it conflicts with 2.0.6.
> I'm running WinXP in VB at present, with apps and data I need for work.
> I can't afford to lose any of this stuff, so I don't want to uninstall
> my functioning version of VB if that would remove the installed and
> configured apps and data.
> Any ideas?
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