VirtualBox 2.2 now in the OpenSolaris /extra repository
By Markus Weber on Apr 27, 2009
Now that my everyday work laptop is a new Toshiba Tecra M10 with OpenSolaris 2008.11 pre-installed and supported, and that part of my job is to use and promote VirtualBox, I wanted to make sure to have the latest version availlable of course.
Software like Sun VirtualBox is now made available through the /extra repository.
See here for information on how to subscribe to that.
VirtualBox has been made available there since version 2.1.4 (I believe), and that's what I had so far on my OpenSolaris laptop. But since recently, 2.2 is now available in that repository. I quickly wanted to make sure that the upgrade works properly, and it absolutely did. I created a few screenshots of the steps I took.
First, a printout about the OS version, the package repositories I subscribed to, and the currently installed version of VirtualBox:
Then, I opened the OpenSolaris Package Manager, pointed to the "extra" repository, and selected the packages for VirtualBox and the VirtualBox kernel module, and hit "Install/Update":
That took about a minute or so, and now I have the latest version installed: