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

Alexey Eromenko al4321 at gmail.com
Mon May 30 13:06:33 GMT 2011

>> 2. Would it be possible to adjust the Linux multi-distro installer, so
>> it compiles VBox python modules on install, just like it compiles
>> kernel modules ?

> I doubt so.  After all, when next Vbox will be released, it will have
> proper binaries for all
> supported OSes.

Currently the multi-distro package is feature-incomplete compared to
distro-specific versions.

The result, is that it is hard to Alpha-test VirtualBox, and hard to
install it on rare distros.
What is the point of multi-distro installer anyway ? To install on
rare or unreleased distros (such as Debian wheezy, future Slackware,

Also for weekly alpha testing - our case - compiling 20 packages is
simply not practical.
I would be much happier if VBox multi-distro installer could compile
python bindings on the fly.

-Alexey Eromenko "Technologov"

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