Why would a VirtualBox installation not show up in /usr/lib?

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Why would a VirtualBox installation not show up in /usr/lib?

Post by commandrix » Thu Apr 23, 2015 12:32 pm

This is the output I get when I run the ls -Al /usr/lib command. Maybe someone could tell me 1) What's weird about it and 2) Why VirtualBox would not have put something there when I installed it.

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drwxr-xr-x 4 root          root          4096 Nov 26  2013 AccountsService
drwxr-xr-x 2 root          root          4096 Apr 30  2013 acpi-support
drwxr-xr-x 2 root          root          4096 Apr 22 22:48 alsa
drwxr-xr-x 6 root          root          4096 Apr 23 11:29 apt
drwxr-xr-x 2 root          root          4096 Nov 26  2013 aptitude
drwxr-xr-x 2 root          root          4096 Apr 23 09:13 apt-xapian-index
drwxr-xr-x 2 root          root          4096 Nov 26  2013 aspell
drwxr-xr-x 2 avahi-autoipd avahi-autoipd 4096 Nov 26  2013 avahi-autoipd
drwxr-xr-x 2 root          root          4096 Jan 19  2014 belocs
drwxr-xr-x 2 root          root          4096 Apr 20 16:29 binfmts
drwxr-xr-x 3 colord        colord        4096 Apr  6  2014 colord
drwxr-xr-x 2 root          root          4096 Jan 19  2014 dbus
drwxr-xr-x 2 root          root          4096 Nov 26  2013 dhcp
drwxr-xr-x 5 root          root          4096 Jan 19  2014 dictionaries-common
drwxr-xr-x 4 root          root          4096 Apr 23 11:30 dkms
drwxr-xr-x 5 root          root          4096 Nov 26  2013 doc-base
drwxr-xr-x 7 root          root          4096 Apr 23 11:31 dpkg
drwxr-xr-x 3 root          root          4096 Mar 16 19:37 emacsen-common
drwxr-xr-x 2 root          root          4096 Jul  9  2014 flashplugin-installer
drwxr-xr-x 5 root          root          4096 Nov 26  2013 gconf
drwxr-xr-x 4 root          root          4096 Nov 26  2013 ghostscript
drwxr-xr-x 2 root          root          4096 Sep 23  2013 hp
drwxr-xr-x 2 root          root          4096 Nov 26  2013 initramfs-tools
drwxr-xr-x 2 root          root          4096 Jun  4  2013 initscripts
drwxr-xr-x 2 root          root          4096 Jun  4  2013 insserv
drwxr-xr-x 3 root          root          4096 Nov 26  2013 libreoffice
drwxrwsr-x 2 libuuid       libuuid       4096 Nov 26  2013 libuuid
drwxr-xr-x 3 root          root          4096 Nov 26  2013 locales
drwxr-xr-x 2 root          root          4096 Apr 23 09:13 logrotate
drwxrwx--T 5 root          mdm           4096 Apr 23 08:54 mdm
drwxr-xr-x 2 root          root          4096 Oct 13  2013 misc
drwxr-xr-x 2 root          root          4096 Apr 23 09:14 mlocate
drwxr-xr-x 2 root          root          4096 Apr 23 08:52 NetworkManager
drwxr-xr-x 2 root          root          4096 Oct  9  2013 ntpdate
drwxr-xr-x 2 root          root          4096 Jan 19  2014 os-prober
drwxr-xr-x 2 root          root          4096 Jan 19  2014 pam
drwxr-xr-x 2 root          root          4096 Jan 19  2014 plymouth
drwx------ 3 root          root          4096 Nov 26  2013 polkit-1
drwxr-xr-x 2 root          root          4096 Sep 30  2013 pulseaudio
drwxr-xr-x 2 root          root          4096 Nov 26  2013 pycentral
drwxr-xr-x 2 root          root          4096 Nov 26  2013 python
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root          root            18 Jan 19  2014 python-support -> /usr/lib/pymodules
drwxr-xr-x 2 root          root          4096 Jan 19  2014 rfkill
drwxr-xr-x 4 root          root          4096 Jan 19  2014 samba
drwxr-xr-x 2 root          root          4096 Nov 26  2013 sgml-base
drwxr-xr-x 2 root          root          4096 Jul 23  2013 snmp
drwx------ 3 root          root          4096 Dec 31  1969 sudo
drwxr-xr-x 2 root          root          4096 Jun 12  2012 synaptic
drwxr-xr-x 2 root          root          4096 Jul 17  2013 systemd
drwxr-xr-x 2 root          root          4096 Jan 19  2014 ubiquity
drwxr-xr-x 2 root          root          4096 Jan 19  2014 ubuntu-drivers-common
drwxr-xr-x 3 root          root          4096 Jan 19  2014 ucf
drwxr-xr-x 2 root          root          4096 Oct  7  2013 udisks
drwx------ 2 root          root          4096 Apr 23 08:54 udisks2
drwxr-xr-x 4 root          root          4096 Jan 13 17:08 update-notifier
drwxr-xr-x 2 root          root          4096 May 18  2013 update-rc.d
drwxr-xr-x 2 root          root          4096 Apr 23 09:04 upower
drwxr-xr-x 2 root          root          4096 Jan 19  2014 urandom
drwxr-xr-x 3 root          root          4096 Apr 23 10:34 ureadahead
drwxr-xr-x 2 root          root          4096 Oct  8  2012 usb_modeswitch
drwxr-xr-x 2 root          root          4096 Nov 26  2013 usbutils
drwxr-xr-x 3 root          root          4096 Nov 26  2013 vim
drwxr-xr-x 2 root          root          4096 Nov 26  2013 xfonts
drwxr-xr-x 2 root          root          4096 Apr 21 18:08 xkb
drwxr-xr-x 2 root          root          4096 Nov 26  2013 xml-core
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Re: Why would a VirtualBox installation not show up in /usr/

Post by Habitual » Thu Apr 23, 2015 1:31 pm

But how was it installed, exactly?

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Re: Why would a VirtualBox installation not show up in /usr/

Post by commandrix » Thu Apr 23, 2015 1:36 pm

I just downloaded the .deb file and ran it through the Package Installer.
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Re: Why would a VirtualBox installation not show up in /usr/

Post by Habitual » Thu Apr 23, 2015 1:46 pm

commandrix wrote:I just downloaded the .deb file and ran it through the Package Installer.
That's scarey, downloaded from where exactly?
Why not use the Software Manager to install Virtualbox?

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Re: Why would a VirtualBox installation not show up in /usr/

Post by Flemur » Thu Apr 23, 2015 2:09 pm

Does it work? IOW, did you actually install it?

If installed, this will show you where files were installed:
$ sudo synaptic -> click on virtualbox -> Rt-click: Properties -> Tab: Installed Files
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Re: Why would a VirtualBox installation not show up in /usr/

Post by commandrix » Thu Apr 23, 2015 2:10 pm

Downloaded from this site here: https://www.virtualbox.org/

And I did try the software manager thing, then uninstalled that when it refused to work and tried the Terminal option too, and nothing really seems to be working.
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Re: Why would a VirtualBox installation not show up in /usr/

Post by Flemur » Thu Apr 23, 2015 3:44 pm

And I did try the software manager thing, then uninstalled that when it refused to work and tried the Terminal option too, and nothing really seems to be working.

Well, then it sounds like the reason there's no virtualbox file(s) in /usr/lib is that virtualbox is not installed.
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Re: Why would a VirtualBox installation not show up in /usr/

Post by commandrix » Thu Apr 23, 2015 6:38 pm

Yeah, that's what the VirtualBox guys said too, but I'm sure I had it installed. Maybe Linux Mint 16 is just developing a bit of dementia here?
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Re: Why would a VirtualBox installation not show up in /usr/

Post by Cosmo. » Thu Apr 23, 2015 6:42 pm

Mint 16 has no dementia - in fact it is obsolete since 9 months.

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Re: Why would a VirtualBox installation not show up in /usr/

Post by commandrix » Thu Apr 23, 2015 6:43 pm

This is what I'm looking at right now. As you can see, I have the control panel for VirtualBox up. I just need to get the Virtual Machine to actually run.

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Re: Why would a VirtualBox installation not show up in /usr/

Post by commandrix » Thu Apr 23, 2015 6:43 pm

Cosmo -- joke, dude, joke. I have a tendency to poke fun when I'm getting a wee bit frustrated.
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Re: Why would a VirtualBox installation not show up in /usr/

Post by jimallyn » Thu Apr 23, 2015 6:46 pm

commandrix wrote:Maybe Linux Mint 16 is just developing a bit of dementia here?
You may have just gotten to the root of the problem. Mint 16 is obsolete. There are no updates for it, the repositories have been taken down, and if installing VirtualBox required installing any dependencies, the install would fail. First, upgrade to Mint 17, then try installing VirtualBox.
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Re: Why would a VirtualBox installation not show up in /usr/

Post by commandrix » Thu Apr 23, 2015 6:49 pm

OK, I imagine there's a way I can just download Linux Mint 17 here? (I have a USB thumb drive I never use that I could probably make into a bootable.)
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Re: Why would a VirtualBox installation not show up in /usr/

Post by jimallyn » Fri Apr 24, 2015 3:17 am

You can download the latest version of Mint here:

http://www.linuxmint.com/download.php
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