Cannot install VirtualBox 4.2 on Ubuntu 12.10 libpython 2.7:i386 error

Asked by Yves Marie PAGE on 2012-12-20

After downloading VirtualBox 4.1.18 or the version 4.2 (Newest version here:
http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/4.2.4/virtualbox-4.2_4.2.4-81684~Ubuntu~quantal_i386.deb), I got the following message : "Error - Impossible to install Libpython 2.7:i386".
My PC : OS type 64Bits - Ubuntu 12.10 -Processor Intel® Core™ i7-3610QM CPU @ 2.30GHz × 8 - 6 Mb memory
How can I resolve this issue ? Thank you.

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marcobra (Marco Braida)
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2012-12-21
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2012-12-21
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2012-12-20

Please be sure to have Quantal type:

lsb_release -crd

Then please tell there are some reason to not install the release

http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/4.2.6/virtualbox-4.2_4.2.6-82870~Ubuntu~quantal_amd64.deb

I'm on ubuntu 12.10 32 bit right now and i have this release installed...

If it works do not forget to download and install (choose to open with vbox: /usr/bin/virtualbox) the extension pack

http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/4.2.6/Oracle_VM_VirtualBox_Extension_Pack-4.2.6-82870.vbox-extpack

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

Then please also check your pc is updated/upgraded from terminal type:

sudo apt-get -f install
sudo apt-get --fix-missing install
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade

Then please install the amd64 virtualbox on a 64bits pc and not the i386 release...

this

http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/4.2.4/virtualbox-4.2_4.2.4-81684~Ubuntu~quantal_i386.deb

is for quantal 32 bit ubuntu...

Thank you very much Marco Braida. It works perfectly.