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Re: vbox cannot find headers, although they are installed




Eike Lantzsch <zp6cge@xxxxxxx> writes:

> On Saturday, January 6, 2018 8:36:38 PM -03 Harry Putnam wrote:
>> Having a problem getting the vbox guest additions on a `testing'
>> install to allow for larger monitor resolution.
>> 
>> When I attempt to install the additions the ouput says it cannot find
>> the headers for the running kernel.
>> 
>> I have checked, rechecked and reinstalled the headers but still get
>> the message that they cannot be found and the kernel module build then
>> fails.
>> 
>> (Note: All debian systems mentioned below are running as guests on an
>> `openindiana' (a solaris offshoot) host)
>> 
>> (Full output of attempted guest additions install are at the end)
>> 
>> But briefly . . . .
>> 


Harry wrote:

>> >From the host with the failure:
>>   uname -r 4.14.0-2-amd64

Eike responded:

> This is not Stretch? Stretch is still with 4.9.0-5-amd64.

I overlooked your comment above in my previous response

Sorry I wasn't clear... but I did indicate in OP that the problem is
on a `testing' host:

Harry wrote in OP... first lines

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|   Having a problem getting the vbox guest additions on a `testing'
|                                                           ^^^^^^^  
|   install to allow for larger monitor resolution.
`----

I went on to say that I am running two `stretch' hosts that did not
display this problem... even though all hosts have the proper header
files installed.