Opened 4 years ago

Last modified 4 years ago

#19592 awaitsfeedback defect

dnf upgrade of virtual box sequence

Reported by: Wheaties Owned by:
Component: installer Version: VirtualBox 6.1.8
Keywords: Cc:
Guest type: Linux Host type: Linux


The update sequence seems wrong, taking steps to apply 6.1.6 after 6.1.8

Output to screen:

# dnf upgrade Last metadata expiration check: 1:17:10 ago on Sat 16 May 2020 03:43:57 PM EDT. Dependencies resolved. =========================================================================================================================

Package Architecture Version Repository Size

========================================================================================================================= Upgrading:

VirtualBox-6.1 x86_64 6.1.8_137981_fedora31-1 virtualbox 94 M

Transaction Summary ========================================================================================================================= Upgrade 1 Package

Total download size: 94 M Is this ok [y/N]: y Downloading Packages: VirtualBox-6.1-6.1.8_137981_fedora31-1.x86_64.rpm 3.8 MB/s | 94 MB 00:24

Total 3.8 MB/s | 94 MB 00:24 Running transaction check Transaction check succeeded. Running transaction test Transaction test succeeded. Running transaction

Preparing : 1/1 Running scriptlet: VirtualBox-6.1-6.1.8_137981_fedora31-1.x86_64 1/2 Upgrading : VirtualBox-6.1-6.1.8_137981_fedora31-1.x86_64 1/2 Running scriptlet: VirtualBox-6.1-6.1.8_137981_fedora31-1.x86_64 1/2

Creating group 'vboxusers'. VM users must be member of that group!

Running scriptlet: VirtualBox-6.1-6.1.6_137129_fedora31-1.x86_64 2/2 Cleanup : VirtualBox-6.1-6.1.6_137129_fedora31-1.x86_64 2/2 Running scriptlet: VirtualBox-6.1-6.1.6_137129_fedora31-1.x86_64 2/2 Verifying : VirtualBox-6.1-6.1.8_137981_fedora31-1.x86_64 1/2 Verifying : VirtualBox-6.1-6.1.6_137129_fedora31-1.x86_64 2/2




Change History (4)

comment:1 by Wheaties, 4 years ago

This host (really is fedora 31) After install 'dnf info virtualbox' and 'dnf info virtualbox-6.1' give different answers:

# dnf info virtualbox-6.1 Last metadata expiration check: 1:33:37 ago on Sat 16 May 2020 03:43:57 PM EDT. Installed Packages Name : VirtualBox-6.1 Version : 6.1.8_137981_fedora31 Release : 1 Architecture : x86_64 Size : 219 M Source : VirtualBox-6.1-6.1.8_137981_fedora31-1.src.rpm Repository : @System From repo : virtualbox Summary : Oracle VM VirtualBox URL : License : GPLv2 Description : VirtualBox is a powerful PC virtualization solution allowing

: you to run a wide range of PC operating systems on your Linux : system. This includes Windows, Linux, FreeBSD, DOS, OpenBSD : and others. VirtualBox comes with a broad feature set and : excellent performance, making it the premier virtualization : software solution on the market.

# dnf info virtualbox Last metadata expiration check: 1:33:50 ago on Sat 16 May 2020 03:43:57 PM EDT. Available Packages Name : VirtualBox Version : 6.1.6 Release : 1.fc30 Architecture : x86_64 Size : 20 M Source : VirtualBox-6.1.6-1.fc30.src.rpm Repository : rpmfusion-free-updates Summary : A general-purpose full virtualizer for PC hardware URL : License : GPLv2 or (GPLv2 and CDDL) Description : VirtualBox is a powerful x86 and AMD64/Intel64 virtualization product for

: enterprise as well as home use. Not only is VirtualBox an extremely feature : rich, high performance product for enterprise customers, it is also the only : professional solution that is freely available as Open Source Software under : the terms of the GNU General Public License (GPL) version 2. : : Presently, VirtualBox runs on Windows, Linux, Macintosh, and Solaris hosts and : supports a large number of guest operating systems including but not limited to : Windows (NT 4.0, 2000, XP, Server 2003, Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows : 10), DOS/Windows 3.x, Linux (2.4, 2.6, 3.x and 4.x), Solaris and OpenSolaris, : OS/2, and OpenBSD.

comment:2 by Frank Batschulat (Oracle), 4 years ago

Status: newawaitsfeedback

So you ended up with an installation of 6.1.8_137981_fedora31 from the System repository _and_ still having 6.1.6 Release : 1.fc30 Architecture, which is presumably for Fedora 30 from the rpmfusion-free-updates repository.

How you managed to get there, I don't know. Neither one is !Virtualbox software repository from us. I will look into my own Fedora31 host tomorrow.

Last edited 4 years ago by Frank Batschulat (Oracle) (previous) (diff)

comment:3 by Wheaties, 4 years ago

This host started a few years ago with fedora-23 or 24. It could be the upgrade process has not updated the repository source information? I can certainly repoint the repo info to

comment:4 by Wheaties, 4 years ago

I did an upgrade to fedora 31, deleted virtualbox and re-installed from the virtualbox repo. Looking forward to seeing the fedora32 repo set up.

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