Updating Virtualbox via ppa?

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snowcrash101
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Updating Virtualbox via ppa?

Post by snowcrash101 » Tue Mar 20, 2018 6:02 am

Hi

LM 18.3, and I use a downloaded version of VirtualBox directly from Oracle. Now and again, I get a notice for an update, and have to download/install VB again.

Can this be done with a PPA? Which one? Has anyone tried it?

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Re: Updating Virtualbox via ppa?

Post by Cosmo. » Tue Mar 20, 2018 6:15 am

Oracle offers a PPA on the download page. I personally do not use it, because I want full control of the installed version. Currently I prefer the more stable 5.1.x before 5.2.x.

Ad the end it does not male much difference regarding the update process. The download size is the same and you can update for minor versions (x.y.z with only z is changed) easily be installing the new version on top of the existing one.

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