May we please have VirtualBox-OSE 3.2.10 be made available?

Asked by Christopher M. Penalver on 2010-10-14

One notices that Oracle made VirtualBox (3.2.10) available on October 11 via

Many are currently using 3.2.8 OSE and would like to give the newest version a test drive.

May we please have VirtualBox-OSE 3.2.10 be made available?

+ Guest:

lsb_release -rd
Description: Ubuntu 10.04.1 LTS
Release: 10.04

apt-cache policy virtualbox-ose-guest-x11
  Installed: 3.1.6-dfsg-2ubuntu2
  Candidate: 3.1.6-dfsg-2ubuntu2
  Version table:
 *** 3.1.6-dfsg-2ubuntu2 0
        500 lucid/universe Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status


lsb_release -rd
Description: Ubuntu 10.10
Release: 10.10

apt-cache policy virtualbox-ose
  Installed: 3.2.8-dfsg-2ubuntu1
  Candidate: 3.2.8-dfsg-2ubuntu1
  Version table:
 *** 3.2.8-dfsg-2ubuntu1 0
        500 maverick/universe i386 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status

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GREG T. (ubuntuer) said : #1

 if you want a virtualbox to test try the ppa version just add to software sources , and reload
deb maverick main
deb-src maverick main

GREG T., thank you for responding to my question. While this was a constructive suggestion, 3.2.10 is not available in the PPA source space. This question is still outstanding.

Has 3.2.10

What is so different that you REALLY need the newer version?

GREG T. (ubuntuer) said : #4

here is the list of changes
VirtualBox 3.2.10 (released 2010-10-08)

This is a maintenance release. The following items were fixed and/or added:

    * VMM: V8086 mode fix for legacy DOS/Windows guests with EMM386 (3.2.8 regression)
    * VMM: stability fix (bug #7342)
    * VMM: fixed a Guru meditation related to large pages (bug #7300)
    * VMM: fixed support for large pages on Linux hosts
    * VMM: fixed a Guru meditation for large memory 64-bit guests on 32-bit hosts with nested paging (bug #7544
    * VMM: performance improvements for VMs with more than 2 GB RAM (bug #6928)
    * GUI: fixed host key handling if the host key is set to Left Alt (Linux/Solaris hosts only; 3.2.0 regression; bug #6758)
    * GUI: the VM can be minimized from the mini toolbar (bug #4952)
    * GUI: handle Ctrl+Break properly on X11 hosts (3.2.0 regression; bug #6122)
    * GUI: fixed the case where the user aborted the media selector for selecting the boot hard disk from the VM wizard
    * GUI: added a check for Linux kernels 2.6.36 or later which are known to have the asynchronous I/O bug on ext4 / xfs file systems fixed (Linux hosts only)
    * OpenSolaris guests: use SATA controller by default
    * Storage: fixed I/O errors in the guest after compacting VDI images (3.2.6 regression; bug #7294)
    * Storage: automatically repair base disk images with non-zero parent UUID which made them inaccessible (bug #7289)
    * Storage: fixed corrupted images if a merge operation was canceled
    * IDE: added ATAPI passthrough support for audio CDs (bug #3494)
    * SATA: fixed a potential hang during boot of recent Solaris guests
    * SATA: handle out of disk space and similar conditions better
    * iSCSI: fixed sporadic hangs when closing the connection
    * VGA: fixed missing redraw with multiple screens under certain circumstances (bug #7291)
    * VGA: serveral small fixes for legacy VGA graphics modes
    * Bridged networking: fixed occasional host freeze during VM shutdown (Linux hosts only)
    * NAT: don't check for the existence of the TFTP prefix when delivering a file via bootp (bug #7384)
    * NAT: fixed resolving of names at the host resolver (bug #7138)
    * NAT: under rare conditions the NAT engine consumed 100% CPU load (non-Windows hosts only)
    * VRDP: fixed memory leak under certain circumstances (bug #5966)
    * VRDP: fixed missing redraws with Windows guests under certain circumstances
    * USB: properly discard blocking outstanding bulk URBs, fixes some printers
    * USB: Blackberry fix (bug #6465)
    * VBoxHeadless: fixed event queue processing problems which led to hangs if the VM could not be started successfully
    * VBoxManage: don't crash if parameters with invalid characters are passed (bug #7388)
    * VBoxManage: clonehd: fixed a bug where the command aborted with an error message under rare circumstances
    * VBoxManage: metrics: made it work for directly started VMs again (3.2.8 regression; bug #7482)
    * 3D support: report GLX_ARB_get_proc_address as supported extension
    * 3D support: guest application stack corruption when using glGetVertexAttrib[ifd]v (bug #7395)
    * 3D support: fixed broken 3D support when switching to fullscreen/seamless modes (bug #7314)
    * 3D support: fixed 32bit OpenGL apps under 64bit Windows XP/Vista (bug #7066)
    * OVF: fixed bug when exporting a VM with multiple attached disks (bug #7366)
    * OVF: fixed slow export for certain filesystems (bug #3719)
    * OVF: disabled manifest (.mf file) support; manifests are no longer verified on import nor written on export
    * Shared clipboard/Windows: improved the reliability of the shared clipboard on Windows hosts and guest (partial fix to bug #5266)
    * Shared Folders: don't show an empty directory if filenames with an invalid encoding exist on the host (bug #7349)
    * Shared Folders: return the proper error code when trying to list files for a non-existing wildcard (bug #7004)
    * Audio: fixed guest memory corruption when capturing from the NULL audio backend (bug #6911)
    * Audio: improved playback quality (less choppy) (bug #6816)
    * Web service: avoid unnecessary creation of idle threads
    * Additions: fixed bug in the guest execution feature when passing more than one environment variable
    * Additions: refresh all guest properties written by VBoxService after the VM was restored from a saved state
    * Additions: fixed a division by zero crash of VBoxService under certain circumstances
    * Additions: immediately resynchronize the guest time with the host time after the VM was restored from a saved state (bug #4018)
    * Additions/Windows: fixed LsaEnumerate error when enumerating logged in users
    * Additions/X.Org: support X.Org Server 1.9 (bug #7306)
    * Additions/X.Org: don't crash VBoxClient during reboot
    * Solaris hosts: fixed host DVD drive enumeration on Solaris 10
    * Solaris hosts: added a custom core dumper to procure more data in the event of a VM crash
    * Solaris guests: fixed user idle detection
    * Solaris guests: fixed a possible panic in Shared Folders when using the wrong user or group IDs (bug #7295)
    * Solaris guests: fixed Shared Folders from truncating files to 2GB on 32-bit guests (bug #7324)
    * Windows hosts: fixed a BSOD under certain circumstances in VBoxNetFlt.sys (bug #7448)
    * Linux hosts/guests: Linux 2.6.36 fixes
    * Linux hosts/guests: DKMS fixes (bug #5817)
    * Mac OS X hosts: fixed missing dock menu entries (bug #7392)

GREG T. (ubuntuer) said : #5

 i tried the ppa and it did nothing i could see by looking at version
 but this download page might help

sudo add-apt-repository "deb maverick non-free"; wget -q -O- | sudo apt-key add -; sudo apt-get update; sudo apt-get upgrade

Should install the new one if you have it installed, or you can run:

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install virtualbox-3.2

And get it installed.

You should log a bug stating that the new version fixes a LOT and the version will be moved to the official repos.

After reviewing the information provided by both actionparsnip & GREG T. it seems apparent a few choices exist:

1) install the pre-made PUEL .deb from Oracle's website
2) compile 3.2.10 OSE from source (optionally making a .deb available via PPA for others)
3) create a bug noting how it fixes many outstanding problems and should be moved into the official repos

This question is answered. Thank you for your help.