[SOLVED] VirtualBox-4.2 not updating beyond 4.2.0

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[SOLVED] VirtualBox-4.2 not updating beyond 4.2.0

Postby jurinad on Wed Apr 17, 2013 12:36 pm

Hi,
I added oracle repo as described here https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Linux_Downloads and installed package virtualbox-4.2. This resulted in 4.2.0, despite the fact that current version (in oracle repo) is 4.2.12.
Here's what apt-cache shows:
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$apt-cache madison virtualbox-4.2
virtualbox-4.2 | 4.2.12-84980~Ubuntu~precise | http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/debian/ precise/contrib amd64 Packages
virtualbox-4.2 | 4.2.0-80737~Ubuntu~precise | http://packages.linuxmint.com/ nadia/import amd64 Packages


But "apt-get update && apt-get upgrade" does not upgrade vritualbox from 4.2.0 to 4.2.12.
Why? How to make it upgrade?
Last edited by jurinad on Thu Apr 18, 2013 7:08 am, edited 2 times in total.
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Re: VirtualBox-4.2 not updating beyond 4.2.0

Postby catweazel on Wed Apr 17, 2013 4:57 pm

jurinad wrote:How to make it upgrade?

In a word, wait.

The repos lag behind by quite a margin so you won't see 4.2.12 there for some time. If you want the latest version then download it, along with the machine extension pack, from the Oracle website. If your browser doesn't launch the application automatically, just double click the downloaded file from within your file manager.
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Re: VirtualBox-4.2 not updating beyond 4.2.0

Postby jurinad on Thu Apr 18, 2013 6:07 am

But my apt has oracle repo in lists, why doesn't it want to update from there?

So apparently Oracle repo has a low apt priority by default (explanation here http://wiki.debian.org/AptPreferences#A ... references and in $ man apt_preferences).

After adding
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Package: virtualbox-4.2
Pin: version *
Pin-Priority: 800

to the top of /etc/apt/preferences file virtualbox successfully updated to latest version. It would probably work with "Package: virtualbox*" as well, gotta try it on next update.
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