[OpenIndiana-discuss] Installing VBox

Kyle McDonald kmcdonald at egenera.com
Fri Oct 22 18:23:21 UTC 2010

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On 10/22/2010 1:41 PM, Guy Woolley wrote:
> Have you sorted out editing the package to get USB support in the
> VBox?
> I understand the problem is that the installation looks for the
> string "snv" to identify the Opensolaris build to see if it is new
> enough to give USB support in the VBox; "snv" has been replaced by
> "oi" so the default seems to be no USB - at least that's what I got.
I hit this also.

I know that OI needs to make changes remove copyrighted materials, and
trademarks, but does the 'snv_xxx' really need to be changed as part
of this?

It seems to me that this (at least in the output of 'uname') will
break compatibility checks like the one in the vBox install scripts.
Can we keep the 'snv_147' in uname and /etc/release, and an OI
identifier somewhere else (another field or line in /etc/release?)

Another thing I thought of, was:

According to the info available, Oracle will be making further code
drops to the hg repos. Do we really want to number our builds b148,
b149, b150, etc. ?? What happens if the new code drop is b163 (just an
example), when OI is already up to our own b175? I think it'd be nice
to show what ON build our builds are based on, and at the same time
also describe what OI build it is.

Would something like b147.1, b147.2, etc. not work for any reason?
Later if/when Oracle makes a code availabe for a b163 (using the above
example) we could move to b163.1, b163.2, etc.

Just ideas.... Any comments?


> G
> On 10/22/10 08:35 AM, Apostolos Syropoulos wrote:
>>> I have tried to install VirtualBox on a machine that runs
>>> OpenIndiana, and here is what I get:
>>> $ VirtualBox-3.2.10-SunOS-r66523.pkg
>>> .............................................................
>>> ## Executing postinstall script.
>>> Checking for older bits...
>>> can't unload the module: Device busy
>>> - Unloading: NetAdapter module ...FAILED!
>>> ## ERROR!! Failed to remove older/partially installed bits.
>>> pkgadd: ERROR: postinstall script did not complete successfully
>> Just an update: After rebooting the system I was able to install
>> VBox with no problem.
>> A.S.
>> ----------------------
>> Apostolos Syropoulos
>> Xanthi, Greece
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