Updating: "Simply run the installer..."?

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Updating: "Simply run the installer..."?

Postby dave66k » 21. Feb 2019, 17:26

The 6.0.4 manual states, "To update Oracle VM VirtualBox, simply run the installer of the updated version"
But as far as I can tell, the "installer" on Solaris 10 is pkgadd, and when I try to use this, I get:

"Current administration requires that a unique instance of the
<SUNWvbox> package be created. However, the maximum number of
instances of the package which may be supported at one time on the
same system has already been met.

No changes were made to the system."

Is there some way pkgadd can know this is an update, and not a fresh install?

I can't use the on-board updater, since I get this error:
"The network operation failed with the following error: SSL authentication failed"
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Re: Updating: "Simply run the installer..."?

Postby dave66k » 21. Feb 2019, 18:40

My error: It looks like the installer reference was in the Linux hosts section of the manual. I'm going to assume I can only do a fresh install on a Solaris host.
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Re: Updating: "Simply run the installer..."?

Postby socratis » 21. Feb 2019, 19:46

dave66k wrote:But as far as I can tell, the "installer" on Solaris 10 is pkgadd
That sounds like the Guest Additions, no? Where did you get this file? The latest one is http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualb ... nOS.tar.gz and it doesn't produce a "pkgadd" file, it produces the following files when extracted:
$ ls -al /Users/socratis/Desktop/VirtualBox-6.0.4-128413-SunOS
total 625184
drwx------@ 6 socratis staff 204 21 Feb 19:42 .
drwx------+ 28 socratis staff 952 21 Feb 19:42 ..
-rw-r--r--@ 1 socratis staff 20137 23 Jan 14:48 LICENSE
-rw-r--r--@ 1 socratis staff 1525 25 Jan 20:45 ReadMe.txt
-rw-r--r--@ 1 socratis staff 320064512 25 Jan 20:45 VirtualBox-6.0.4-SunOS-amd64-r128413.pkg
-rw-r--r--@ 1 socratis staff 151 23 Jan 14:48 autoresponse
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