Why is virtualbox not bumped up to version 4.2.x?

Asked by Marcel Partap on 2013-01-20

Albeit my installation is debian, not ubuntu (debian is even further behind at 4.1.18) - what is the technical reasons there is no deb released for the 4.2.x branch which has been available from upstream since a good quarter? Surely, many of the bugs currently opened on launchpad have been squashed upstream?

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You can use the virtualbox repo for the package. It will also give raw USB access. If you have the ose version installed, I suggest you remove it

N1ck 7h0m4d4k15 (nicktux) said : #2

Debian is not exactly Ubuntu. You can ask debian developers - packagers why the VB is not upgraded to 4.2.
Also what Debian distro you use ? Squeeze or Wheezy ?

See here what Oracle suggests : https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Linux_Downloads

to install latest VB (4.2.6)

If you want the open source version (vitrualbox OSE) read the Debian Wiki


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