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Old 04-13-2010, 06:51 PM
Carlos Mennens
 
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I am really needing to install VirtualBox
(http://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Linux_Downloads) on my Arch 64-bit
machine. I noticed that there is obviously no official download for
Arch specifically on their site. I then checked Pacman and it appears
there is only a OSE (Open Source Addition) available for 32-bit (i686)
systems only. My question is if I download the file from the vendor's
site I linked above, can I simply not just install that manually on my
Arch Linux 64-bit system or will I run into problems? The package I
downloaded was called "VirtualBox-3.1.6-59338-Linux_amd64.run" which I
assume is just a self contained installer with all the necessary
downloads and required files.

I am just trying to figure out that best solution for installing
VirtualBox (PUEL) but if I have to, I can even deal with using the
less-featured version (Open Source Edition) if it was available via
Pacman...

Thanks for any help / info!

-Carlos
 
Old 04-13-2010, 06:54 PM
David Rosenstrauch
 
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On 04/13/2010 02:51 PM, Carlos Mennens wrote:

I am really needing to install VirtualBox
(http://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Linux_Downloads) on my Arch 64-bit
machine. I noticed that there is obviously no official download for
Arch specifically on their site. I then checked Pacman and it appears
there is only a OSE (Open Source Addition) available for 32-bit (i686)
systems only. My question is if I download the file from the vendor's
site I linked above, can I simply not just install that manually on my
Arch Linux 64-bit system or will I run into problems? The package I
downloaded was called "VirtualBox-3.1.6-59338-Linux_amd64.run" which I
assume is just a self contained installer with all the necessary
downloads and required files.

I am just trying to figure out that best solution for installing
VirtualBox (PUEL) but if I have to, I can even deal with using the
less-featured version (Open Source Edition) if it was available via
Pacman...

Thanks for any help / info!

-Carlos


You can use the non-open-source version. It's available (including for
64-bit) from the AUR:


http://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=9753

HTH,

DR
 
Old 04-13-2010, 06:55 PM
Sergi Pons Freixes
 
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On Tue, Apr 13, 2010 at 8:51 PM, Carlos Mennens <carloswill@gmail.com> wrote:
> I am just trying to figure out that best solution for installing
> VirtualBox (PUEL) but if I have to, I can even deal with using the
> less-featured version (Open Source Edition) if it was available via
> Pacman...

The PUEL is on AUR. Have a look at
http://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/VirtualBox .
 
Old 04-13-2010, 06:55 PM
"Guilherme M. Nogueira"
 
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On Tue, Apr 13, 2010 at 3:51 PM, Carlos Mennens <carloswill@gmail.com>wrote:

> I am just trying to figure out that best solution for installing
> VirtualBox (PUEL) but if I have to, I can even deal with using the
> less-featured version (Open Source Edition) if it was available via
> Pacman...
>
> Thanks for any help / info!
>

It seems to me that you are not familiar with AUR, are you?

If not, you should read the wiki about it [1] and after that, have a
look at the virtualbox_bin package [2].

[1] http://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/AUR
[2] http://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=9753

--
Guilherme M. Nogueira
"Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic."
- Arthur C. Clarke
 
Old 04-14-2010, 01:44 PM
Carlos Mennens
 
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On Tue, Apr 13, 2010 at 2:55 PM, Guilherme M. Nogueira
<guilherme@nirev.org> wrote:
> It seems to me that you are not familiar with AUR, are you?

No, I have never used until today. Which is why I am posting back.

> If not, you should read the wiki about it [1] and after that, have a
> look at the virtualbox_bin package [2].
>
> [1] http://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/AUR
> [2] http://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=9753

Today I used the AUR for the 1st time in my Arch experience & creating
the VirtualBox package was fine. I downloaded
http://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=9753 tar ball and followed
the http://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/AUR#Getting_started and
installed everything fine. Now when I went to start the 'vboxdrv' it
said it could not be found:

##############################################
Code:
[root@ghost ~]# /etc/rc.d/vboxdrv start
-bash: /etc/rc.d/vboxdrv: No such file or directory
##############################################

I show that the installation of VirtualBox did not get any errors:

##############################################
Code:
[root@ghost ~]# pacman -Qs virtualbox
local/virtualbox_bin 3.1.6-1
    Powerful x86 virtualization (Personal Use Binaries Edition).
##############################################

Now when I try to start VirtualBox I get the following error:

##############################################
Code:
[cmennens@ghost virtualbox_bin]$ VirtualBox
VirtualBox: supR3HardenedMainGetTrustedMain:
dlopen("/opt/VirtualBox/VirtualBox.so",) failed: libSDL-1.2.so.0:
cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
##############################################

Below is what I see after I downloaded the Tarball and ran 'makepkg
-s' against it:

##############################################
Code:
[cmennens@ghost builds]$ ls -l
total 8
drwxr-xr-x 4 cmennens users 4096 Apr 14 09:37 virtualbox_bin
-rw-r--r-- 1 cmennens users 3063 Apr 14 09:15 virtualbox_bin.tar.gz

[cmennens@ghost builds]$ cd virtualbox_bin

[cmennens@ghost virtualbox_bin]$ ls -l
total 91336
drwxr-xr-x 6 cmennens users     4096 Apr 14 09:18 pkg
-rw-r--r-- 1 cmennens users     4694 Jan  1  1970 PKGBUILD
drwxr-xr-x 2 cmennens users     4096 Mar 25 15:10 src
-rw-r--r-- 1 cmennens users      113 Jan  1  1970 vbox_build_module
-rw-r--r-- 1 cmennens users     3269 Jan  1  1970 vbox.install
-rw-r--r-- 1 cmennens users 51834320 Mar 25 15:44
VirtualBox-3.1.6-59338-Linux_amd64.run
-rw-r--r-- 1 cmennens users 41664600 Apr 14 09:18
virtualbox_bin-3.1.6-1-x86_64.pkg.tar.xz
##############################################

I installed with 'pacman -U' the 'tar.xz' file that was created today.
It went fine with no errors and all dependencies installed. Now I
can't figure out how to start the program because it's not in
/etc/rc.d/...

What did I do wrong or how do I fix it
 
Old 04-14-2010, 01:56 PM
"Guilherme M. Nogueira"
 
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On Wed, Apr 14, 2010 at 10:44 AM, Carlos Mennens <carloswill@gmail.com>wrote:

> ##############################################
>
Code:
[root@ghost ~]# /etc/rc.d/vboxdrv start
> -bash: /etc/rc.d/vboxdrv: No such file or directory
> ##############################################
>

Actually, vboxdrv is a kernel module, so you have to load it.
This can be done (as root) with 'modprobe vboxdrv'.

If you're going to use VirtualBox on a regular way, a suggest
you put vboxdrv in your MODULES array on /etc/rc.conf

Below is what I see after I downloaded the Tarball and ran 'makepkg
> -s' against it:
>
> ##############################################
> [cmennens@ghost virtualbox_bin]$ ls -l
> total 91336
> drwxr-xr-x 6 cmennens users 4096 Apr 14 09:18 pkg
> -rw-r--r-- 1 cmennens users 4694 Jan 1 1970 PKGBUILD
> drwxr-xr-x 2 cmennens users 4096 Mar 25 15:10 src
> -rw-r--r-- 1 cmennens users 113 Jan 1 1970 vbox_build_module
> -rw-r--r-- 1 cmennens users 3269 Jan 1 1970 vbox.install
> -rw-r--r-- 1 cmennens users 51834320 Mar 25 15:44
> VirtualBox-3.1.6-59338-Linux_amd64.run
> -rw-r--r-- 1 cmennens users 41664600 Apr 14 09:18
> virtualbox_bin-3.1.6-1-x86_64.pkg.tar.xz[/code]
> ##############################################
>

Also, when you update your kernel, you're supposed to run the
vbox_build_module again.


--
Guilherme M. Nogueira
"Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic."
- Arthur C. Clarke
 
Old 04-14-2010, 02:02 PM
Daniel Riedemann
 
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Am 14.04.2010 15:44, schrieb Carlos Mennens:

Now when I try to start VirtualBox I get the following error:
##############################################
Code:
[cmennens@ghost virtualbox_bin]$ VirtualBox
VirtualBox: supR3HardenedMainGetTrustedMain:
dlopen("/opt/VirtualBox/VirtualBox.so",) failed: libSDL-1.2.so.0:
cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
##############################################



You need to install the package "sdl". It's an optional dependency.
 
Old 04-14-2010, 02:05 PM
Lukas Fleischer
 
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On Wed, Apr 14, 2010 at 09:44:58AM -0400, Carlos Mennens wrote:
> ##############################################
>
Code:
[root@ghost ~]# /etc/rc.d/vboxdrv start
> -bash: /etc/rc.d/vboxdrv: No such file or directory
> ##############################################

This PKGBUILD currently doesn't use any scripts in "/etc/rc.d/" - that
might be changed in future releases. In the meantime, you can (un)load
the module manually using modprobe(8) - just as Guilherme said.

> Now when I try to start VirtualBox I get the following error:
>
> ##############################################
>
Code:
[cmennens@ghost virtualbox_bin]$ VirtualBox
> VirtualBox: supR3HardenedMainGetTrustedMain:
> dlopen("/opt/VirtualBox/VirtualBox.so",) failed: libSDL-1.2.so.0:
> cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
> ##############################################

You need to install sdl if you want to use the VirtualBox GUI, have a
look at the optional deps.
 
Old 04-14-2010, 02:11 PM
Carlos Mennens
 
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On Wed, Apr 14, 2010 at 10:05 AM, Lukas Fleischer
<archlinux@cryptocrack.de> wrote:
> You need to install sdl if you want to use the VirtualBox GUI, have a
> look at the optional deps.

I installed that and yes I want to use the GUI but its dependency
after dependency and it doesn't seem to end...

Is there no way just to install are required dependencies?

Just for VirtualBox I have installed:

sudo pacman -S libxcursor
sudo pacman -S sdl
sudo pacman -S fontconfig

And now it's still complaining about "libXi.so.6"...Is there no way
just to resolve everything or locate all required dependencies?
 
Old 04-14-2010, 02:15 PM
"Burlynn Corlew Jr (velcroshooz)"
 
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On Wed, Apr 14, 2010 at 9:11 AM, Carlos Mennens <carloswill@gmail.com>wrote:

> On Wed, Apr 14, 2010 at 10:05 AM, Lukas Fleischer
> <archlinux@cryptocrack.de> wrote:
> > You need to install sdl if you want to use the VirtualBox GUI, have a
> > look at the optional deps.
>
> I installed that and yes I want to use the GUI but its dependency
> after dependency and it doesn't seem to end...
>
> Is there no way just to install are required dependencies?
>
> Just for VirtualBox I have installed:
>
> sudo pacman -S libxcursor
> sudo pacman -S sdl
> sudo pacman -S fontconfig
>
> And now it's still complaining about "libXi.so.6"...Is there no way
> just to resolve everything or locate all required dependencies?
>

Try using an aur helper - http://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Aur_helpers The
big ones are clyde, packer, yaourt. they ought to help you with the
dependency issues.
 

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