[OpenIndiana-discuss] VirtualBox 3.2.8 and OpenIndiana

Lou Picciano loupicciano at comcast.net
Wed Oct 6 19:50:08 UTC 2010

Oscar - Tks for that. This tidbit wil come in handy... Lou 

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Oscar del Rio" <delrio at mie.utoronto.ca> 
To: "Discussion list for OpenIndiana" <openindiana-discuss at openindiana.org> 
Sent: Wednesday, October 6, 2010 2:35:26 PM 
Subject: [OpenIndiana-discuss] VirtualBox 3.2.8 and OpenIndiana 

During the installation of VirtualBox 3.2.8 downloaded from 
virtualbox.org (newer version than what's available at 
opensolaris.org/dev) I noticed a postinstall script error about USB 
support being disabled because it could not determine the OpenSolaris 
"snv" version. 

The workaround is to unpack the package 

# pkgtrans VirtualBox-3.2.8-SunOS-r64453.pkg . 

(note the "." at the end of the command) which extracts the package into 
a directory called SUNWvbox. 

Edit SUNWvbox/reloc/opt/VirtualBox/vboxconfig.sh and replace all 
references to "snv" with "oi". 
Reinstall virtualbox, from the modified directory (not from the pkg file) 

# pkgrm SUNWvbox 
# pkgadd -d . SUNWvbox 

now there is an error about vboxconfig.sh not matching size and checksum. 
Edit SUNWvbox/pkgmap and fix the size and checksum of vboxconfig.sh 
(the installer tells you the new values) 

reinstall again 

# pkgrm SUNWvbox 
# pkgadd -d . SUNWvbox 

I don't really know if USB support actually works but at least there are 
no errors during installation and virtualbox runs ok. 

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