Bug 8826 - Virtualbox dmks break on new install
Summary: Virtualbox dmks break on new install
Alias: None
Product: Mageia
Classification: Unclassified
Component: RPM Packages (show other bugs)
Version: Cauldron
Hardware: All Linux
Priority: Normal critical
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Mageia Bug Squad
QA Contact:
URL: http://www.mageialinux-online.org/for...
Whiteboard: MGA4TOO
Depends on: 12384 12578
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Reported: 2013-01-26 13:46 CET by Arnaud Vacquier
Modified: 2014-04-20 21:00 CEST (History)
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Description Arnaud Vacquier 2013-01-26 13:46:13 CET
Description of problem:

after install virtualbox (urpmi virtualbox)
i create new computer but, when i launch the new computer crashing.

After help, we see the "dkms-virtualbox" is not install with virtualbox.

The dependancy is break, can you add "dkms-virtualbox" when we install virtualbox?

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

Mageia 3 Kde x86_64

How reproducible:
urpmi virtualbox and do new computer

thank you,
sorry for bad english
Comment 1 Manuel Hiebel 2013-01-26 18:38:05 CET
if you have the kmod module (pre-builded), you don't need the dkms.
but you will need to reboot before using it

so rpm -qa | grep virtual ?
Comment 2 Arnaud Vacquier 2013-01-27 08:59:29 CET

[aranud@localhost ~]$ rpm -qa | grep virtual
[aranud@localhost ~]$ [aranud@localhost ~]$
Arnaud Vacquier 2013-11-03 21:38:30 CET

Whiteboard: (none) => MGA4TOO

Comment 3 Arnaud Vacquier 2014-02-24 23:51:55 CET
still bug :(
Comment 4 Thomas Backlund 2014-02-25 00:16:50 CET
No, we wont install dkms-virtualbox for every virtualbox user as it unnecessary pulls in devel packages

virtualbox already requires the kmod, and urpmi will prefer the prebuilt modules over dkms package...

for example on mga4:

# urpmq --requires virtualbox |grep kmod
kmod(vboxdrv)[== 4.3.6]

# urpmf --provides --literal "kmod(vboxdrv)"
dkms-virtualbox:kmod(vboxdrv)[== 4.3.6-1.mga4]
virtualbox-kernel-3.12.9-server-1.mga4:kmod(vboxdrv)[== 4.3.6-1.mga4]
virtualbox-kernel-3.12.9-desktop-1.mga4:kmod(vboxdrv)[== 4.3.6-1.mga4]

but I will look into autoloading the module on install so it wont need a 
restart or otherwise manual intervention to make it work oob

CC: (none) => tmb

Thomas Backlund 2014-02-25 00:21:26 CET

Depends on: (none) => 12384

Thomas Backlund 2014-02-25 01:08:25 CET

Depends on: (none) => 12578

Comment 5 Arnaud Vacquier 2014-02-27 22:21:50 CET
Sorry but without DMKS i can't launch a virtual computer...
after install that, it is run perfect.
Comment 6 Thomas Backlund 2014-04-20 21:00:16 CEST
Fixed in virtualbox 4.3.10 in mga3, mga4 and cauldron

Resolution: (none) => FIXED

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