[vbox-dev] IPS package

Thomas Gouverneur list at espix.net
Wed Apr 2 12:45:20 GMT 2014



As far as I'm aware, there's no way to automatise it,
although I find it better than nothing to benefit from the IPS packaging
rather than the SVR one. 

On another side, we can still display a big
fat warning when the user is trying to install/upgrade with the
instructions to get this done the proper way. 

What do you think? Could
this be integrated? 


Le 2014-04-02 11:29, ramshankar
venkataraman a écrit : 

> On 31/03/2014 23:06, Thomas Gouverneur wrote:

>> Ram, 
>> Thanks for your answer. 
>> 1. Yes 
>> 2.
Yes, considering that you need to run an 'svcadm restart
virtualbox-run-once' service that gets installed with the first
installation. Then, when an upgrade is done, this service is responsible
to upgrade drivers and/or services at its next start. (so either
manually, or, indeed after a reboot). 
>> Does that make sense?
So it requires manual running of a service to make the upgrade work? Is
it possible to automate this somehow as part of the IPS upgrade
procedure itself?
> Regards,
> Ram.
>> --Thomas 
>> Le
2014-03-31 13:49, Ramshankar a écrit : 
>>> Hi,
>>> Thanks for
the work and the heads up, but before I look into this, a couple of
>>> 1. Does the installation work without requiring
reboots (drivers are loaded and active after installation)? 
>>> 2.
Does upgrading VirtualBox versions work without requiring reboots (old
drivers are unloaded, removed and new ones are installed and loaded)
>>> Regards,
>>> Ram.
>>> On 03/30/2014 03:42 PM, Thomas
Gouverneur wrote: 
>>>> Hi! 
>>>> I'm writing today because
I've been asked some time ago to write a converter from SVR to IPS
packages for VirtualBox to allow the installation of VirtualBox and of
the extension pack through IPS. I wonder now if this work can be useful
upstream too?! 
>>>> I published the scripts there:
https://github.com/tgouverneur/VBox-SVR2IPS [1]
>>>> And an example
repository can be found there:
>>>> The repository has been built with the VirtualBox.org's
packages converted using the scripts present inside the GitHub
repository listed below.
>>>> NOTE: This repo has only been tested
with Solaris 11.1.
>>>> Any idea with who I could start the
discussion to see what would those package be missing to allow a
possible upstream adoption, so we can all have IPS upstream packages of
VirtualBox in the future?
>>>> Thanks,
>>>> --Thomas

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