Gentoo Forums
Gentoo Forums
Gentoo Forums
Quick Search: in
VirtualBox 1.6 in portage - when?
View unanswered posts
View posts from last 24 hours

Goto page 1, 2  Next  
Reply to topic    Gentoo Forums Forum Index Unsupported Software
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
dman777
l33t
l33t


Joined: 10 Jan 2007
Posts: 982

PostPosted: Fri May 16, 2008 10:04 pm    Post subject: VirtualBox 1.6 in portage - when? Reply with quote

When will VirtualBox 1.6 be in portage? I mean not marked as stable but masked?
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
SeaTiger
l33t
l33t


Joined: 22 Nov 2007
Posts: 603
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

PostPosted: Sat May 17, 2008 4:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am looking for that too, and also the close source version, which has usb support.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
guyr
Apprentice
Apprentice


Joined: 17 Aug 2004
Posts: 237

PostPosted: Sat May 17, 2008 6:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm looking forward to this also, but Gentoo always seems a version or two behind. Notice, for example, that 1.5.6 has not yet been unmasked. So I suspect we are in for a little wait. Obviously, if I wanted to accelerate the process, I could volunteer to help.
_________________
Guy Rouillier
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
dman777
l33t
l33t


Joined: 10 Jan 2007
Posts: 982

PostPosted: Sat May 17, 2008 7:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ya, i meant the closed source version...that's the one i want. supposibly they have improved usb support on the newest version.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
slycordinator
Advocate
Advocate


Joined: 31 Jan 2004
Posts: 3060
Location: Korea

PostPosted: Sat May 17, 2008 8:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

https://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=220144

There's a link for an overylay in there.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
kernelOfTruth
Watchman
Watchman


Joined: 20 Dec 2005
Posts: 6108
Location: Vienna, Austria; Germany; hello world :)

PostPosted: Sat May 17, 2008 11:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

slycordinator wrote:
https://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=220144

There's a link for an overylay in there.


works great !

thanks for the link :)
_________________
https://github.com/kernelOfTruth/ZFS-for-SystemRescueCD/tree/ZFS-for-SysRescCD-4.9.0
https://github.com/kernelOfTruth/pulseaudio-equalizer-ladspa

Hardcore Gentoo Linux user since 2004 :D
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
dman777
l33t
l33t


Joined: 10 Jan 2007
Posts: 982

PostPosted: Sat May 17, 2008 2:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

has anyone tried the new version with a usb soundcard? i tried with the old version and the sound was all glitchy. i'm hoping in the new version this is fixed.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
slycordinator
Advocate
Advocate


Joined: 31 Jan 2004
Posts: 3060
Location: Korea

PostPosted: Sat May 17, 2008 3:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Why don't you try it out yourself then post here (or in an upstream bug report) on your issue?
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
dman777
l33t
l33t


Joined: 10 Jan 2007
Posts: 982

PostPosted: Sat May 17, 2008 10:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i will, but i have to wait untill my next day off which won't be for awhile.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
SeaTiger
l33t
l33t


Joined: 22 Nov 2007
Posts: 603
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

PostPosted: Mon May 19, 2008 3:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I still hope vbox 1.6 both close source and ose make into the portage tree sooner 8O
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
dman777
l33t
l33t


Joined: 10 Jan 2007
Posts: 982

PostPosted: Tue May 20, 2008 5:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

kernelOfTruth wrote:
slycordinator wrote:
https://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=220144

There's a link for an overylay in there.


works great !

thanks for the link :)


I see there are reported problems with virtual networking and accessing files. Do you use this feature, and if so did you have any problems?
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
creidiki
Apprentice
Apprentice


Joined: 23 Mar 2007
Posts: 283
Location: Varese (Italy)

PostPosted: Tue May 20, 2008 1:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Its got a bazillion regressions for all it new features over 1.5.6.

I don't think we'll see it in tree before 1.6.2 - if I was the dev in charge I certainly would not be adding it anytime soon.
_________________
'((eINIT) (soor overlay))
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
dman777
l33t
l33t


Joined: 10 Jan 2007
Posts: 982

PostPosted: Sat Jun 07, 2008 8:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ok, now Virtualbox 1.6.2 is out. I don't suppose it will ever be placed in portage, will it?
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
gimpel
Advocate
Advocate


Joined: 15 Oct 2004
Posts: 2720
Location: Munich, Bavaria

PostPosted: Sat Jun 07, 2008 9:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

1.6.2 works pretty well here. 1.6.0 wasn't able to boot my maschines created with 1.5, but with 1.6.2 all seems fine.
_________________
http://proaudio.tuxfamily.org/wiki - pro-audio software overlay
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
dman777
l33t
l33t


Joined: 10 Jan 2007
Posts: 982

PostPosted: Sun Jun 08, 2008 7:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

gimpel wrote:
1.6.2 works pretty well here. 1.6.0 wasn't able to boot my maschines created with 1.5, but with 1.6.2 all seems fine.


Can you tell me how you got it installed, please?
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
gimpel
Advocate
Advocate


Joined: 15 Oct 2004
Posts: 2720
Location: Munich, Bavaria

PostPosted: Sun Jun 08, 2008 10:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

dman777 wrote:
gimpel wrote:
1.6.2 works pretty well here. 1.6.0 wasn't able to boot my maschines created with 1.5, but with 1.6.2 all seems fine.


Can you tell me how you got it installed, please?

Get the two 1.6.0 ebuilds from the overlay mentioned in the bug above and put them in your overlay, just rename them as 1.6.2. Then download VirtualBox from sun and put it in your DISTDIR. Et voila.

Or simply get them here.
_________________
http://proaudio.tuxfamily.org/wiki - pro-audio software overlay
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
dman777
l33t
l33t


Joined: 10 Jan 2007
Posts: 982

PostPosted: Sun Jun 08, 2008 6:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

what is DISTDIR. Et voila. ?

on a side note, why is gentoo so bad about putting this into portage? what does it take to make them realize it's not in there and needs to be?
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
kernelOfTruth
Watchman
Watchman


Joined: 20 Dec 2005
Posts: 6108
Location: Vienna, Austria; Germany; hello world :)

PostPosted: Sun Jun 08, 2008 6:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

dman777 wrote:
what is DISTDIR. Et voila. ?


DISTDIR == /usr/portage/distfiles (usually)

dman777 wrote:
on a side note, why is gentoo so bad about putting this into portage? what does it take to make them realize it's not in there and needs to be?


you're wrong :wink:
it the other way around,
1) the devs are chronically under-represented
2) they're looking at quality over quantity and 1.6.0 was really buggy, 1.6.2 seems to be better if it proves right it should be in-tree in no time, otherwise you'll have to wait days or months :roll:
if you need it file a bug-report: https://bugs.gentoo.org/ or use ebuilds from overlays :idea:
_________________
https://github.com/kernelOfTruth/ZFS-for-SystemRescueCD/tree/ZFS-for-SysRescCD-4.9.0
https://github.com/kernelOfTruth/pulseaudio-equalizer-ladspa

Hardcore Gentoo Linux user since 2004 :D
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
dman777
l33t
l33t


Joined: 10 Jan 2007
Posts: 982

PostPosted: Sun Jun 08, 2008 6:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i did file a bug report. there is a pretty lengthy thread on it on gentoo bugs. it didn't do any good ether(i don't mean that in mean way or complaining...just trying to state the end result).

i don't understand. the whole purpose of a masked file is if it is buggy. so why don't they put it as masked and let the user decide if they want to deal with a buggy program? shouldn't the user have the say so since it is his/her system?
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
kernelOfTruth
Watchman
Watchman


Joined: 20 Dec 2005
Posts: 6108
Location: Vienna, Austria; Germany; hello world :)

PostPosted: Sun Jun 08, 2008 7:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

dman777 wrote:
i did file a bug report. there is a pretty lengthy thread on it on gentoo bugs. it didn't do any good ether(i don't mean that in mean way or complaining...just trying to state the end result).


good boy :wink:

dman777 wrote:
i don't understand. the whole purpose of a masked file is if it is buggy. so why don't they put it as masked and let the user decide if they want to deal with a buggy program? shouldn't the user have the say so since it is his/her system?


yeah, that is what I thought, too

unfortunately some devs think that they're in a stronger position or whatever and wait a notable time before it gets into the tree ...

seemingly they have a need for long flame-like discussions (*ducks and runs away* :roll: ) ... whereas it would be easier for everyone to simply put it into the tree & leave it there

but something's still wrong / broken in user-dev relationship, I dunno if that (finally) will make a change, but you could open up a thread in "Gentoo Chat" subforum (https://forums.gentoo.org/viewforum-f-7.html) and have a nice conversation with Donnie Berkholtz - hopefully this will improve things even more :idea:
_________________
https://github.com/kernelOfTruth/ZFS-for-SystemRescueCD/tree/ZFS-for-SysRescCD-4.9.0
https://github.com/kernelOfTruth/pulseaudio-equalizer-ladspa

Hardcore Gentoo Linux user since 2004 :D
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
slycordinator
Advocate
Advocate


Joined: 31 Jan 2004
Posts: 3060
Location: Korea

PostPosted: Sun Jun 08, 2008 7:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

One problem with blindly adding to the tree and masking is that it doesn't stop the group of people who will unmask, ignore the error message (saying why it was masked), then file a bug report that wastes the dev and/or bug wrangler's time. At least that's how I think it could happen.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
ExZombie
Apprentice
Apprentice


Joined: 29 May 2004
Posts: 164

PostPosted: Fri Jun 13, 2008 10:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

slycordinator wrote:
One problem with blindly adding to the tree and masking is that it doesn't stop the group of people who will unmask, ignore the error message (saying why it was masked), then file a bug report that wastes the dev and/or bug wrangler's time. At least that's how I think it could happen.


Also, overlays make it easier to work on entire subtrees, because having a masked package with a lot of masked dependencies, all in a state of flux, is no fun. Also, you can't mask eclasses. The latter introduce a whole set of different problems, even when using overlays.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
dman777
l33t
l33t


Joined: 10 Jan 2007
Posts: 982

PostPosted: Fri Jun 13, 2008 4:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I spoke with Donnie Berkholtz and he said that he doesn't not maintain virtual box. he said looked at the the metadata.xml and these are the guys who maintain it:

metadata.xml says:
herd: no-herd
dev: jokey
dev: swapon

He recommended I get in touch with one of these guys. I did a search for them on the member list and the only one I came up with is jokey. How do I get a hold of the other two?
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
tarpman
Veteran
Veteran


Joined: 04 Nov 2004
Posts: 1083
Location: Victoria, BC, Canada

PostPosted: Fri Jun 13, 2008 5:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The developer names in the metadata file are the first part of their gentoo email addresses. So either of them can be contacted by emailing that name @gentoo.org. no-herd means the package doesn't belong to a herd (a herd is a group of similar packages).

The forums aren't a terribly reliable way to contact developers. Not all of them have forums accounts, as you noticed, and many (most?) don't check the forums frequently.
_________________
Saving the world, one kilobyte at a time.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
dman777
l33t
l33t


Joined: 10 Jan 2007
Posts: 982

PostPosted: Fri Jun 13, 2008 6:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I tried swapon and i got an email back saying that email address is undeliverable. How else would I try getting a hold of swapon?
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
Reply to topic    Gentoo Forums Forum Index Unsupported Software All times are GMT
Goto page 1, 2  Next
Page 1 of 2

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum