[ubuntu-uk] VirtualBox

Gordon Allott gordallott at gmail.com
Tue Mar 31 14:09:50 BST 2009

On Mon, 2009-03-30 at 22:48 +0100, David King wrote:
> I use Virtual Box on Ubuntu 8.04 AMD64. It is version 2.0.6, but the 
> Ubuntu package manager keeps telling me there is an updated version 
> available, which is version 2.0.
> I downloaded 2.1.4 from the Virtual Box website, and installed that, but 
> when I run Virtual Box all I get is the old 2.0.6 version again. Where 
> would the new version be installed?
> I currently run it from the icon that is the menus, which just has the 
> command VirtualBox.
> David King

Chances are you have the virtualbox debian repository enabled,
(http://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Linux_Downloads) but have synaptic set
up to always prefer official repository versions over the latest version
available, thus even though 2.1 is available to you, it will keep
offering to install the earlier version. 

Gordon Allott <gordallott at gmail.com>
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