VirtualBox

#21524 closed defect (fixed)

Debian packages for bookworm AKA Debian v12

Reported by: mikagrml Owned by:
Component: installer Version: VirtualBox-7.0.6
Keywords: packaging Cc:
Guest type: other Host type: Linux

Description

Debian/bookworm (see https://wiki.debian.org/DebianReleases) is already in soft freeze and will soon go into hard freeze, see https://release.debian.org/bookworm/freeze_policy.html

The Debian packages for bullseye sadly don't work on Debian/bookworm due to dependency problems:

% lsb_release -a
No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID: Debian
Description:    Debian GNU/Linux bookworm/sid
Release:        n/a
Codename:       bookworm

% sudo apt install ./virtualbox-7.0_7.0.6-155176\~Debian\~bullseye_amd64.deb
[...]
The following packages have unmet dependencies:
 virtualbox-7.0 : Depends: libssl1.1 (>= 1.1.1) but it is not installable
                  Depends: libvpx6 (>= 1.6.0) but it is not installable
E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.

FTR, in bookworm libssl3 (via openssl/libssl-dev) is the replacement for libssl1.1 and libvpx7 (via libvpx/libvpx-dev) the replacement for libvpx6.

Would be great to have Debian packages for bookworm available, thanks for consideration!

Change History (15)

comment:1 by galitsyn, 16 months ago

Hi mikagrml,

Thank you for pointing out. We will need to wait until Bookworm will be officially released. Building packages in pre-release/unstable distribution environment is not a good way to go. For now, you can use "All distributions" (.run) package from https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Linux_Downloads.

in reply to:  1 comment:2 by mikagrml, 12 months ago

Hi galitsyn,

Replying to galitsyn:

Hi mikagrml,

Thank you for pointing out. We will need to wait until Bookworm will be officially released. Building packages in pre-release/unstable distribution environment is not a good way to go. For now, you can use "All distributions" (.run) package from https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Linux_Downloads.

Thanks for the information, as of 2023-06-10 Debian bookworm was officially released, see https://www.debian.org/News/2023/20230610 :)

comment:3 by trickski, 12 months ago

Galitsyn,

Now might be a good time to give the Debian user community an estimate of when you expect to have the Virtual Box package for bookworm available.

Thanks

Trickski

comment:4 by galitsyn, 12 months ago

Hi guys,

The next 6.1 and 7.0 release will have Debian 12 package.

comment:5 by zubin, 12 months ago

Hi, many of us in the a Debian community are waiting for this for Debian 12, especially after the Red Hat paywall source code hiding. Honestly, this should have been done months ago, because Bookworm beta had been available for more than 6 months, and the libraries are mostly the same...

Anyways, requesting this to come out soon.

in reply to:  4 ; comment:6 by zubin, 12 months ago

Replying to galitsyn:

Hi guys,

The next 6.1 and 7.0 release will have Debian 12 package.

Hi @galitsyn, when is the estimated release date?

Thanks!

comment:7 by the goat, 12 months ago

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in reply to:  6 comment:8 by fth0, 12 months ago

Replying to zubin:

Replying to galitsyn:

Hi guys,

The next 6.1 and 7.0 release will have Debian 12 package.

Hi @galitsyn, when is the estimated release date?

Probably around 2023-07-18.

comment:9 by rhornsby, 12 months ago

[meta] how to watch/subscribe without cluttering the comments? cc field is grayed out/not editable, no 'watch' button I can find. thx.

comment:10 by galitsyn, 12 months ago

Hi guys,

We usually do not announce release dates upfront. Please find 6.1 and 7.0 packages below if you would like to give them a try:

Last edited 12 months ago by galitsyn (previous) (diff)

comment:11 by mrai, 12 months ago

Hi guys,

I'm running some tests.

comment:12 by mrai, 12 months ago

Hi guys,

I've been using it for two days and performing several tests.

No mistakes.

comment:13 by n23fx, 11 months ago

For my kernel 6.1.0-10-rt-amd64 /sbin/vboxconfig has stuck my processor and I got a great call trace in journalctl ... it seems like vboxdrv ran a fatal error on kernel

in reply to:  13 comment:14 by duzhuo, 11 months ago

Replying to n23fx:

For my kernel 6.1.0-10-rt-amd64 /sbin/vboxconfig has stuck my processor and I got a great call trace in journalctl ... it seems like vboxdrv ran a fatal error on kernel

https://www.virtualbox.org/ticket/21435

Hope it can help you

comment:15 by galitsyn, 10 months ago

Resolution: fixed
Status: newclosed

Debian 12 package now available. Closing.

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