VirtualBox Problems [Solved]

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Re: VirtualBox Problems [Solved]

Post by sabayonino » Sat Aug 01, 2020 12:03

https://wiki.gentoo.org/wiki/VirtualBox
]Windows guests

Emerge the app-emulation/virtualbox-additions package on the host system to get the Guest Additions ISO image that contains all necessary Windows guest drivers:

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root #emerge --ask app-emulation/virtualbox-additions

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Re: VirtualBox Problems [Solved]

Post by VolvoBirkenstock » Sat Aug 01, 2020 22:46

Performing

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emerge --ask app-emulation/virtualbox-additions
results in

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# emerge --ask app-emulation/virtualbox-additions
/usr/lib64/python3.6/site-packages/portage/package/ebuild/_config/KeywordsManager.py:70: UserWarning: /etc/portage/package.keywords is deprecated, use /etc/portage/package.accept_keywords instead
  UserWarning)

Performing Global Updates
(Could take a couple of minutes if you have a lot of binary packages.)
  .='update pass'  *='binary update'  #='/var/db update'  @='/var/db move'
  s='/var/db SLOT move'  %='binary move'  S='binary SLOT move'
  p='update /etc/portage/package.*'
/usr/portage/profiles/updates/4Q-2018.......
/usr/portage/profiles/updates/1Q-2019...............

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These are the packages that would be merged, in order:
Calculating dependencies... done!
emerge: there are no ebuilds to satisfy "app-emulation/virtualbox-additions".
emerge: searching for similar names...
emerge: Maybe you meant any of these: app-emulation/virtualbox-guest-additions, app-emulation/virtualbox, app-emulation/virtualbox-modules?
So I attempted the following:

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# emerge --ask app-emulation/virtualbox-guest-additions
/usr/lib64/python3.6/site-packages/portage/package/ebuild/_config/KeywordsManager.py:70: UserWarning: /etc/portage/package.keywords is deprecated, use /etc/portage/package.accept_keywords instead
  UserWarning)
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These are the packages that would be merged, in order:
Calculating dependencies... done!
emerge: there are no ebuilds to satisfy "app-emulation/virtualbox-guest-additions".
I note that I have already installed VIrtualbox Guest Additions and I can easily see that it is already installed by using Rigo. I can also see that it is installed by using "equo q files app-emulation/virtualbox-guest-additions-6.1.6#5.4.0-sabayon -qv".

The "equo install app-emulation/virtualbox-guest-additions" command did not produce an ISO image. HOWEVER, if it provides the functionality of the ISO image, then perhaps VirtualBox should not prompt me to upgrade Guest Additions by mounting the ISO image. If it does NOT provide the functionality of the ISO image and claims to support the functionality of the ISO image, then it is a design shortfall.

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Re: VirtualBox Problems [Solved]

Post by sabayonino » Sat Aug 01, 2020 23:25

Disable "check for updates" in VB preferences

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Re: VirtualBox Problems [Solved]

Post by VolvoBirkenstock » Sun Aug 02, 2020 1:12

sabayonino, you are excellent!
That explains it well enough!
THANK YOU!

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