VirtualBox installation question.

Lucélio Gomes de Freitas aa.lucelio at
Sat Dec 17 21:31:29 UTC 2011

Marko Vojinovic,

It should be the way you say.

Em 16-12-2011 22:48, Marko Vojinovic escreveu:
> On Friday 16 December 2011 23:54:10 Reindl Harald wrote:
>> Am 16.12.2011 23:50, schrieb Erik P. Olsen:
>>> I have installed VirtualBox-4.0-4.0.14_74382_fedora14-1.x86_64 and have
>>> been running it for quite some time. I have now noticed that a new
>>> version VirtualBox-4.1-4.1.6_74713_fedora14-1.x86_64 is available but
>>> not as an update only as a new install. Is it safe to remove the
>>> current package and install the new one? Will my virtual machines be
>>> automatically picked up by the installation process?
> Yes, it is safe. Your virtual machines will be picked up by the new version if 
> you haven't moved their configuration files from the default location.
Be careful.....   see my others E-mail on this subject.
>> this is linux not windows
>> rpm -Uvh "package.rpm" or better "yum --nogpgcheck update package.rpm"
>> to update downloaded packages
> The "VirtualBox-4.1-<version>" package is not an updated version of the 
> "VirtualBox-4.0-<version>", but rather a different package. Note that the "4.1" 
> amd "4.0" are a part of the *basename*, rather than a version number of the 
> package.
> IOW, you can have VirtualBox-4.1 and VirtualBox-4.0 installed simultaneously 
> (which may be a bad idea, but that's beside my point). The 4.0 *does* *not* 
> get upgraded to 4.1 via a regular yum update or a rpm -Uvh.
> As far as VirtualBox is concerned, this situation is exactly the same in both 
> Linux and Windows.
> HTH, :-)
> Marko

Lucélio Gomes de Freitas
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