Ticket #6432 (closed defect: wontfix)

Opened 8 years ago

Last modified 8 years ago

RHEL: Yum install virtualbox-3.1 missing dependencies

Reported by: linickx Owned by:
Priority: major Component: installer
Version: VirtualBox 3.1.6 Keywords: rpm, yum
Cc: Guest type: other
Host type: Linux


I've just run yum install virtualbox-3.1 on a clean 'minimal' install of centos 5.4.

The rpm's install but you get the message saying virtualbox won't start until the kernal module is sorted... yum install gcc kernel-devel; /etc/init.d/vboxdrv setup fixed the issue.

I suspect the rpm .SPEC file is missing gcc & kernel-devel as dependencies.



Change History

comment:1 Changed 8 years ago by frank

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

No, that dependency was not added by intension. There are user compiling their own kernel. And it is not always clear which kernel-devel package to install because this package must fit the current kernel. The dependency could be kernel-devel which will install the latest kernel headers but if you don't run the latest kernel then this dependency wouldn't help. Have a look at the user manual, compiling the kernel module is described there.

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