VirtualBox

Ticket #8535 (closed defect: worksforme)

Opened 3 years ago

Last modified 2 years ago

Python bindings do not get installed on openSUSE

Reported by: Technologov Owned by:
Priority: critical Component: installer
Version: VirtualBox 4.0.4 Keywords:
Cc: Guest type: other
Host type: Linux

Description

I installed this:

 http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/4.0.4/VirtualBox-4.0.4-70112-Linux_amd64.run

on my openSUSE 10.3/x64 host. (Note, 10.3, not 11.3)

All went fine, except python bindings.

VBox Installer writes:

Installing VirtualBox to /opt/VirtualBox
Python found: python, installing bindings...
Building the VirtualBox kernel modules
..failed

The "failed..." is not about kernel modules, but about python bindings.

I do have python + python-devel pages installed.

I checked "/var/log/vbox-install.log", but it mentions only kernel modules, not python-bindings.

-Technologov, 10.3.2011.

Change History

comment:1 Changed 3 years ago by Technologov

update:

Manual installation of python bindings work:

rig:/opt/VirtualBox/sdk/installer # export VBOX_INSTALL_PATH=/opt/VirtualBox
rig:/opt/VirtualBox/sdk/installer # python ./vboxapisetup.py install

-Technologov

comment:2 Changed 2 years ago by frank

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

Just checked this myself with openSUSE 10.3 and VBox 4.1.6. Your analysis is wrong. The ..failed message DOES come from compiling the kernel modules, in particular from trying to compile the modules with DKMS which fails (because openSUSE does not ship it). But this is the only problem. The python bindings are installed correctly and everything works like it should. The failed appears because the script uses rc_failed on openSUSE systems and its output is not redirected to /dev/null. Not worth the effort to try to fix this cosmetic issue.

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