[vbox-dev] IPS package
ramshankar.venkataraman at oracle.com
Wed Apr 2 09:29:56 UTC 2014
On 31/03/2014 23:06, Thomas Gouverneur wrote:
> 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
> Le 2014-03-31 13:49, Ramshankar a écrit :
>> Thanks for the work and the heads up, but before I look into this, a
>> couple of questions:
>> 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) ?
>> On 03/30/2014 03:42 PM, Thomas Gouverneur wrote:
>>> 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
>>> And an example repository can be found there:http://mdma.igh.cnrs.fr/vbox/en/catalog.shtml?show_all_versions=1&action=Refresh
>>> 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?
>>> vbox-dev mailing list
>>> vbox-dev at virtualbox.org
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