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VBoxLinuxAdditions in debian sid

Postby filipsid » 2017-08-08 16:29

Hi,
I want to install vbox guest additions on vm debian sid in virtualbox (5.1.26).
It says: failed to setup service vboxadd.
I try to install linux headers for my kernel: 4.11.0-2-amd64 but no success.
Please help,
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Re: VBoxLinuxAdditions in debian sid

Postby dasein » 2017-08-08 16:46

Sid is Debian's unstable development branch. It is not suitable for beginners.

If you are to be using Debian at all, you'll be better off running Stable.
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Re: VBoxLinuxAdditions in debian sid

Postby filipsid » 2017-08-08 16:51

I used 9.1 stretch and now I want to try with sid.
On strech that was no problem to install VBoxlinux Additions.I met some problems on sid.
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Re: VBoxLinuxAdditions in debian sid

Postby dasein » 2017-08-08 17:06

filipsid wrote:On strech that was no problem to install VBoxlinux Additions.I met some problems on sid.

Of course you encountered problems! Sid breaks because that's what it's supposed to do. Is it clear even to you now why it's not suitable for beginners???

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Re: VBoxLinuxAdditions in debian sid

Postby Lysander » 2017-08-08 17:17

I kindly urge the OP to read the first link in my signature for more information on why unstable is indeed called unstable.

Look, I will even link directly to save him the kinetic energy required to move his mouse several pixels further towards the Earth's mantle.
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Re: VBoxLinuxAdditions in debian sid

Postby filipsid » 2017-08-08 17:18

So, is it impossible to install at all ? Or is it impossible to install for a beginner ?
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Re: VBoxLinuxAdditions in debian sid

Postby GarryRicketson » 2017-08-08 17:19

On strech that was no problem to install VBoxlinux Additions.I met some problems on sid.

It could be any number of things, as suggested , if you are not advanced enough to know
how to check bug reports, package status, and other things, "SID" is not a good choice
for you.
You don't seem to even know enough to post some specific details as to error messages , etc.
IE:
.I met some problems on sid.
Use some logic, How on earth can anyone
even start to try to answer this when you do not even say exactly what the problems were ?????
Same here:
I try to install linux headers for my kernel: 4.11.0-2-amd64 but no success.

Really, How did you try to install these linux headers ? What command, ?
what were the error messages , when you tried installing it ? ...............
Please read this :
http://www.catb.org/esr/faqs/smart-questions.html
"What we expect you have already Done"

Before doing anything, read the Debian documentation:
Debian Documentation
How to ask the smart way
Debian Foro Español
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Re: VBoxLinuxAdditions in debian sid

Postby GarryRicketson » 2017-08-08 17:26

filipsid wrote:So, is it impossible to install at all ? Or is it impossible to install for a beginner ?

When the beginner does not take the time to read anything, and do research, YES it is
impossible. Forget it.
So, is it impossible to install at all ?

It might be possible, but it would take some research, and I do not have the desire, or interest to do that for you.
The packages might not be available in the 'sid' repositories, or they might be partially
"broken", Sid is "Stiil In Developement", this means some of the packages and even kernal headers, are not complete, nor ready to use,... please, Do your own research on this.
Thank you
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Re: VBoxLinuxAdditions in debian sid

Postby dasein » 2017-08-08 17:28

filipsid wrote:is it impossible to install for a beginner ?

Clearly impossible for you.

At this point, I find myself wondering if you're trolling or just not smart enough to understand the word "unstable"
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Re: VBoxLinuxAdditions in debian sid

Postby filipsid » 2017-08-08 17:32

Yes, yet at present it is impossible for me, but I will read your all kind replies and links with documentaries.
Once again thank you for advice.
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Re: VBoxLinuxAdditions in debian sid

Postby filipsid » 2017-08-09 05:51

Hi,
So SID=unstable, Stretch=stable, middle way is Buster=testing.
VBoxLinuxAdditions does work on Buster.
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Re: VBoxLinuxAdditions in debian sid

Postby dasein » 2017-08-09 12:04

filipsid wrote:So SID=unstable, Stretch=stable, middle way is Buster=testing.

NO. Testing is not a "middle ground" between Stable and Unstable.

Like Unstable, Testing is not suitable for beginners.

Read the posting Lysander already linked to.
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