[Workaround] Cannot install Virtualbox on Ubuntu 19.10

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[Workaround] Cannot install Virtualbox on Ubuntu 19.10

Postby medmedin2014 » 24. Oct 2019, 23:40

I use Ubuntu 19.10 - 64bits with kernel version 5.3.0-20.
  • I tried using ppa provided by Oracle on Virualbox site but it's not available for 19.10.
  • I tried to install virtualbox package from offial ubuntu repository but I got the following errors
    vboxdrv.ko:
    Running module version sanity check.
    modinfo: ERROR: missing module or filename.
    - Original module
    - No original module exists within this kernel
    - Installation
    - Installing to /lib/modules/5.3.0-20-generic/updates/dkms/

    vboxnetadp.ko:
    Running module version sanity check.
    modinfo: ERROR: missing module or filename.
    - Original module
    - No original module exists within this kernel
    - Installation
    - Installing to /lib/modules/5.3.0-20-generic/updates/dkms/

    vboxnetflt.ko:
    Running module version sanity check.
    modinfo: ERROR: missing module or filename.
    - Original module
    - No original module exists within this kernel
    - Installation
    - Installing to /lib/modules/5.3.0-20-generic/updates/dkms/

    vboxpci.ko:
    Running module version sanity check.
    modinfo: ERROR: missing module or filename.
    - Original module
    - No original module exists within this kernel
    - Installation
    - Installing to /lib/modules/5.3.0-20-generic/updates/dkms/

    depmod...
  • I tried the debian package from Virtualbox site called virtualbox-6.0_6.0.14-133895~Ubuntu~bionic_amd64.deb, but it gives the following errors :
    dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of virtualbox-6.0:
    virtualbox-6.0 depends on libvpx5 (>= 1.6.0); however:
    Package libvpx5 is not installed.

    dpkg: error processing package virtualbox-6.0 (--install):
    dependency problems - leaving unconfigured
What is the correct way to install Virtualbox on Ubuntu 19.10 ?
Last edited by socratis on 25. Oct 2019, 22:45, edited 1 time in total.
Reason: Marked as [Workaround].
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Re: Cannot install Virtualbox on Ubuntu 19.10

Postby socratis » 25. Oct 2019, 20:11

medmedin2014 wrote:I tried the debian package from Virtualbox site called virtualbox-6.0_6.0.14-133895~Ubuntu~bionic_amd64.deb, but it gives the following errors :
dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of virtualbox-6.0:
virtualbox-6.0 depends on libvpx5 (>= 1.6.0); however:
Package libvpx5 is not installed.

How about installing 'libvpx5' to satisfy the requirements?

Or you could try the "All Distributions" (the last item) from the Linux Downloads page. See if that works...
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Re: Cannot install Virtualbox on Ubuntu 19.10

Postby medmedin2014 » 25. Oct 2019, 20:57

The package libvpx5 is not available for Ubuntu 19.10, there is only libvpx6
med@ubuntu-mate:~$ sudo apt install libvpx5
[sudo] password for med:
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
E: Unable to locate package libvpx5
med@ubuntu-mate:~$ apt search libvpx
Sorting... Done
Full Text Search... Done
libvpx-dev/eoan 1.8.1-2 amd64
VP8 and VP9 video codec (development files)

libvpx-doc/eoan,eoan 1.8.1-2 all
VP8 and VP9 video codec (API documentation)

libvpx6/eoan,now 1.8.1-2 amd64 [installed,automatic]
VP8 and VP9 video codec (shared library)
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Re: Cannot install Virtualbox on Ubuntu 19.10

Postby medmedin2014 » 25. Oct 2019, 21:10

Really thanks :D, the file VirtualBox-6.0.14-133895-Linux_amd64.run worked well after installing it and then Extension pack, this problem was causing me frustration since 17/10.
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Re: Cannot install Virtualbox on Ubuntu 19.10

Postby socratis » 25. Oct 2019, 22:44

I actually downloaded a 19.10 DVD to try it myself, I needed to have done it anyway, thanks for the push! ;)

The developers need to find a way to make 19.10 work I guess, at least the generic ".run" version is working. Thanks for the feedback! Marking as a [Workaround] for the moment...
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Re: [Workaround] Cannot install Virtualbox on Ubuntu 19.10

Postby gniewko » 28. Oct 2019, 16:49

Hello

I have a quick question. When is planned to release packages for Ubuntu 19.10?
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Re: [Workaround] Cannot install Virtualbox on Ubuntu 19.10

Postby socratis » 28. Oct 2019, 22:07

Nobody knows except the developers... My gut feeling is that a Ubuntu 19.10 specific build will be available with 6.0.16. For the moment, you'll have to stick with the "All distributions" one.
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Re: [Workaround] Cannot install Virtualbox on Ubuntu 19.10

Postby gniewko » 29. Oct 2019, 09:21

I thought so.
Maybe not have to wait 2 months for a new release... :(
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Re: [Workaround] Cannot install Virtualbox on Ubuntu 19.10

Postby socratis » 29. Oct 2019, 09:56

The average is about 43 days between releases... ;)
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