VirtualBox

Ticket #19990 (closed defect: fixed)

Opened 22 months ago

Last modified 22 months ago

"Check for Updates" does not find updates

Reported by: MaxA Owned by:
Component: installer Version: VirtualBox 6.1.16
Keywords: updates Cc:
Guest type: other Host type: Mac OS X

Description

With the 6.1.14 and 6.1.16 releases, "Check for Updates" on OSX has not found any updates. 6.1.16 was released 6 days ago and when I ran 6.1.14 just now and check, it says "You are on the latest version". I obviously can't check 6.1.16 has the same issues, but the last 2 releases have, so I guess this will too.

Change History

comment:1 Changed 22 months ago by MaxA

Hmm, seems to be the fault of Oracle's release process not updating the latest build when doing a release. I would assume that these days an automated release script should be doing the build and updating things like this as necessary??

$ curl 'https://update.virtualbox.org/query.php?platform=DARWIN_64BITS_GENERIC&version=6.1.16'
UPTODATE
$ curl 'https://update.virtualbox.org/query.php?platform=DARWIN_64BITS_GENERIC&version=6.1.14'
UPTODATE
$ curl 'https://update.virtualbox.org/query.php?platform=DARWIN_64BITS_GENERIC&version=6.1.12'
6.1.14 https://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/6.1.14/VirtualBox-6.1.14-140239-OSX.dmg

Come on guys, the release notes say "VirtualBox 6.1.16 (released October 16 2020)"

comment:2 Changed 22 months ago by paulson

  • Status changed from new to closed
  • Resolution set to fixed

This has been resolved now. The VirtualBox release process doesn't change the update version immediately upon the release of a new VBox version in case there are any significant issues seen with the release which weren't caught internally. It's only after a few days that the update check is updated so there is a window when a new VBox release is out but the 'Check for updates' option doesn't find it.

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