Upgrading to virtualbox 4.3 using synaptic

Jim Byrnes jf_byrnes at comcast.net
Tue Oct 29 13:36:00 UTC 2013

On 10/29/2013 01:13 AM, Nils Kassube wrote:
> Jim Byrnes wrote:
>>> On 28 October 2013 20:55, Jim Byrnes <jf_byrnes at comcast.net> wrote:
>>>> I am running virtualbox 4.2.18 on 12.04 that was installed with
>>>> Synaptic. I see that virtualbox 4.3 is in Synaptic now.  If I
>>>> choose to install 4.3 what will happen? Will it upgrade 4.2 to
>>>> 4.3, over write 4.2 or install in addition to 4.2?
>> You may be right. Looking at synaptic-->origin I see
>> /contrib(download.virtualbox.org)
> As you have the virtualbox repository activated, I can tell you from
> experience that the upgrade to 4.3 will replace the current virtualbox
> version. If you have the proprietary driver installed to get USB access
> etc., you should then also download the new version of the driver from
> the virtualbox download site. Then click on the icon for the downloaded
> file with your file manager and it should install the driver.
> Nils

Thank you Nils, that is the info I needed.

Regards,  Jim

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