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Virtualbox for stretch and buster not in repos




Hi all,

On my home desktop, I'm running Debian on the testing channel (currently
at "buster"). A recent apt-get upgrade appears to have broken or removed
a few vital virtualbox packages, including virtualbox-dkms.

Launching any VM in virtualbox throws this error message:

[error]

The VirtualBox Linux kernel driver (vboxdrv) is either not loaded or there is a permission problem with /dev/vboxdrv. Please reinstall virtualbox-dkms package and load the kernel module by executing

'modprobe vboxdrv'

as root.

where: suplibOsInit what: 3 VERR_VM_DRIVER_NOT_INSTALLED (-1908) - The support driver is not installed. On linux, open returned ENOENT.

[/error]


Running modprobe as the error message suggests, though, gives me:

modprobe: FATAL: Module vboxdrv not found in directory /lib/modules/4.11.0-1-amd64

Current I'm running the 4.11.0-1-amd64 kernel, but can easily boot and run a 4.9 kernel (which is the last good working kernel I have).

apt-cache search on my desktop doesn't bring up results for any virtualbox package, except for 'virtualbox-guest-additions-iso'.

Is there a reason why virtualbox hasn't migrated into stretch or buster yet? While only a minor inconvenience of having to boot with another kernel, I would like to have the newer packages available for a consistent upgrade.

Thanks, all.

--Robert
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