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 http://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Linux_Downloads

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
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 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ lucid/universe Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status

Host:

lsb_release -rd
Description: Ubuntu 10.10
Release: 10.10

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

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2010-10-15
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2010-10-14
GREG T. (ubuntuer) said : #1

 if you want a virtualbox to test try the ppa version just add to software sources , and reload
deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/debfx/virtualbox/ubuntu maverick main
deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/debfx/virtualbox/ubuntu 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.

http://www.unixmen.com/news-today/1002-virtualbox-32-is-released

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
http://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Linux_Downloads

sudo add-apt-repository "deb http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/debian maverick non-free"; wget -q http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/debian/oracle_vbox.asc -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.