Update version of Virtualbox

Asked by Eduardo Gutierrez

Related to https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/virtualbox/+question/694025

Would be great to update to virtualbox 6.1.22 as you are stuck on 6.1.16...


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actionparsnip (andrew-woodhead666) said :

What function is in the version that you need so very badly?

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Eduardo Gutierrez (eduardo74) said :

This :)
VirtualBox 6.1.22 (released April 29 2021)

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

    VMM: Improved performance of 64-bit Windows and Solaris guests when Hyper-V is used on recent Windows 10 hosts
    VMM: Fixed frequent crashes of 64-bit Windows Vista and Server 2003 guests when Hyper-V is used
    GUI: Fixed regression where user was not able to save unset default shortcuts (bug #20305)
    Storage: Fixed regression in LsiLogic SAS controller emulation caused VM crash (bug #20323)
    Linux Guest Additions: Fixed issue when it was not possible to run executables from mounted share (bug #20320)

VirtualBox 6.1.20 (released April 20 2021)

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

    VMM: Fixed extremely poor VM performance depending on the timing of various actions (regression in 6.1.0)
    VMM: Fixed guest OS hanging under certain circumstances when Hyper-V is present (bug #20141)
    VMM: Fixed Guru Meditation error when using a nested hypervisor under certain circumstances (bug #20175)
    VMM: Fixed a SMAP related host panic affecting Solaris 11.4 systems with Intel Haswell CPUs or later (bug #16068)
    OCI: Add cloud-init support for export to OCI and for OCI instance creation
    GUI: Fixed "Delete all files" leaving behind Logs/VBoxUI.log (bug #20235)
    Audio: Multiple fixes and enhancements
    Audio: Fixed detection of duplex audio devices on macOS (5.0 regression; bug #20171)
    Network: Fixed link status reporting for "not attached" adapters
    Network: Fixed connectivity issues with e1000 in OS/2 guests (6.1.18 regression; bug #20148)
    Network: Fixed VxWorks e1000 driver compatibility issue (bug #20182)
    Network: Fixed GUI checks for port forwarding rules rejecting IPv6 with "Nat Network" (bug #14847)
    DHCP: Don't crash in the presence of fixed address assignments (bug #20128)
    Serial: Fixed possible VM hang when using the a serial port in disconnected mode (bug #19854)
    Webcam: Fixed interoperability with v4l2loopback and fixed a crash under certain circumstances (bug #20176)
    NVMe: Fixed sporadic Windows VM hang or reboot on high CPU load
    VBoxManage: Allow changing network adapter attachment of a saved VM with "modifyvm"
    vboximg-mount: Fix for argument processing to honor the '--root' option (6.0 regression; bug #20073)
    Linux host and guest: Support kernel versions 5.11 (bug #20198) and 5.12
    Linux host: Maximum MTU size increased to 16110 for host-only adapters on Linux kernels 4.10+ (bug #19122)
    Linux Guest Additions: Fix vboxvideo module compilation for kernel version 5.10.x
    Linux Guest Additions: Fixed kernel module build for RHEL 8.4 beta and CentOS Stream (bug #20289)

VirtualBox 6.1.18 (released January 19 2021)

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

    Nested VM: Fixed hangs when executing SMP nested-guests under certain conditions on Intel hosts (bug #19315, #19561)
    OCI integration: Cloud Instance parameters parsing is improved on import (bug #19156)
    Network: UDP checksum offloading in e1000 no longer produces zero checksums (bug #19930)
    Network: Fixed Host-Only Ethernet Adapter DHCP, guest os can not get IP on host resume (bug #19620)
    NAT: Fixed mss parameter handing (bug #15256)
    macOS host: Multiple optimizations for BigSur
    Audio: Fixed issues with audio playback after host goes to sleep (bug #18594)
    Documentation: Some content touch-up and table formatting fixes
    Linux host and guest: Support kernel version 5.10 (bug #20055)
    Solaris host: Fix regression breaking VGA text mode since version 6.1.0
    Guest Additions: Fixed a build failure affecting CentOS 8.2-2004 and later (bug #20091)
    Guest Additions: Fixed a build failure affecting Linux kernels 3.2.0 through 3.2.50 (bug #20006)
    Guest Additions: Fixed a VM segfault on copy with shared clipboard with X11 (bug #19226)
    Shared Folder: Fixed error with remounting on Linux guests

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Manfred Hampl (m-hampl) said :

Already told in comment #5 in https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/virtualbox/+question/694025

The virtualbox.org servers provide the newest version also in *.deb format.
You can try installing that version.
Note: This is a foreign source, no warranty can be given.

If you want to request an update of the version of virtualbox in Ubuntu focal (or other Ubuntu releases), please create a bug report, see https://wiki.ubuntu.com/StableReleaseUpdates or https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuBackports for details.

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Eduardo Gutierrez (eduardo74) said :

Yes i told you that this version comes with python2 which is deprecated and have many security issues...

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Eduardo Gutierrez (eduardo74) said :

One simple question, why are you always telling me about the official version and dont spend the time in compiling the new version and made it avalaible for all the people which could need it ?
I suppose theres no need of big team or efforts to release a new version, once you know that a new version is relaeased.
Just a question dont think i dont value your job and effort.


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Manfred Hampl (m-hampl) said :

I am no developer, I do not build the packages.
If you want to ask for building an updated package on Ubuntu, then please see the last paragraph in my comment #3

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