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Now You See It And Now You Don't 
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My apt-notifier greeted me today with an update. I loaded Synaptic and saw VirtualBox was updated to version 4.1.12. But when I applied the update, Synaptic informed me that the file could not be found:

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I went to the Oracle VirtualBox web site, checked the repository that's listed there:

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deb http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/debian lenny contrib non-free


I verified that my /etc/apt/sources.list matched the above entry. I hit Reload, and there were no errors reported (all the repositories were located). I tried to apply the update again, with the same error. I then exited Synaptic, and the apt-notifier still shows an update available. :confused:

I suspect Oracle may have pulled the file from the repository for some reason (maybe there were bugs in that release?). I'm tempted to download the .deb file directly, but I'm not sure about the integrity of this package. Maybe I'll just wait awhile until this gets sorted out.

Has anyone successfully upgraded VirtualBox to revision 4.1.12 using the virtualbox.org repositories for any of the other Debian releases (squeeze, wheezy, etc.)?

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Tue Apr 03, 2012 11:14 am

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joany wrote:
Has anyone successfully upgraded VirtualBox to revision 4.1.12 using the virtualbox.org repositories for any of the other Debian releases (squeeze, wheezy, etc.)?

Upgraded from squeeze this morning (about 8 hrs ago). Tested OK, but I haven't tried any serious work in it yet. I will do so now and report if I have any problems. I had to install the VBox extensions from the terminal, but that's not unusual.

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Tue Apr 03, 2012 11:21 am

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Looking here in the browser (http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualb ... albox-4.1/) I see that all the files are listed with a " - " (a dash character) in the filesize column {and not just the lenny packages}.

If you click on them you get "The requested object does not exist on this server. ...".

I wonder if they might be getting ready to load up a newer version package?


Tue Apr 03, 2012 11:28 am

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I found this on the virtualbox.org forum: https://forums.virtualbox.org/viewtopic ... 52#p222052, they removed the 4.1.12-77218 packages.


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I've given 4.1.12 a good run through with no problems, so I will leave it until the replacement appears - looks like very soon.

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kmathern wrote:
I found this on the virtualbox.org forum: https://forums.virtualbox.org/viewtopic ... 52#p222052, they removed the 4.1.12-77218 packages.

Thanks for that link. I suspected as much. It's always best to wait a day or two and let the "beta testers" find the errors before applying the updates. :lol:

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Nah - live dangerously, joany. You can always roll back.

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Not always!

I have had it happen that I upgraded and then wanted to roll back in Synaptic. No force version, nada.

I update now.. wow yeah I do.. but I backup first lol

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Problem seems solved, it is Synaptic downloading the new VB now here.

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