[vbox-dev] VirtualBox fails to install python bindings on Ubuntu 11.04 x64

Nikolay Igotti igotti at gmail.com
Mon May 30 09:54:41 GMT 2011

On Mon, May 30, 2011 at 12:43 PM, Alexey Eromenko <al4321 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Have you used 11.04-specific VBox package, or generic package. I highly
>> recommend using specific package, as
> I have used the multi-distro package. This one:
> http://www.virtualbox.org/download/testcase/VirtualBox-4.0.51-71902-Linux_amd64.run

That's the reason of your problem.

>> Python lacks stable binary module ABI, so version of Python does matter.
> But I have python 2.7.1 + python-dev package installed. (default on
> Ubuntu 11.04)
> So it is my understanding, that VBox python modules are being compiled
> on-the-fly.
> Is this the case?
No, this is not the case. It's part of the build process. You can try
to compile
VBoxPython.so yourself from VBox codebase.


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