Whonix VirtualBox Integration and Upgrades

VirtualBox version 6.1.22 is now available from Whonix testers repository.

It will migrate over time to other Whonix repositories as per usual, see Package Upgrade Policy.


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Similar to above. VirtualBox version 6.1.26 is now available from Whonix testers repository .

Similar to above. VirtualBox version 6.1.26 is available from Whonix stable repository for a few days now.

extrepo - safely adding repos

sudo extrepo enable virtualbox

None of the license inclusion policies in virtualbox were enabled. Please edit /etc/extrepo/config.yaml and enable the required policies
…propagated at /usr/bin/extrepo line 123.

VirtualBox 7.0.6 works great with Whonix.

Debian fasttrack feature reqeust:

VirtualBox feature request:

Quote please add VirtualBox to bookworm-fasttrack (#51) · Issues · Debian Fast Track / Support · GitLab

Just in case you didn’t notice, bookworm has been supported in the official repos since 18-Jul-2023.

Index of http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/debian/dists/bookworm

Although I prefer to wait for the fasttrack version, as it’s usually better integrated with the system.

flathub packaging request:

VirtualBox feature request:

virtualbox package from virtualbox.org bug report:
usr/lib/virtualbox/vboxdrv.sh: 297: cannot create /etc/udev/rules.d/60-vboxdrv.rules: Directory nonexistent

VirtualBox installation currently failing on Debian testing (trixie) using Whonix Linux Installer:

Get:180 https://deb.kicksecure.com bookworm/contrib amd64 virtualbox amd64 7.0.8-dfsg-2 [25.6 MB]
Get:181 https://deb.kicksecure.com bookworm/contrib amd64 virtualbox-qt amd64 7.0.8-dfsg-2 [24.6 MB]
Loading new virtualbox-7.0.8 DKMS files...
It is likely that 5.15.0-1041-azure belongs to a chroot's host
Building for 6.4.0-3-amd64
Building initial module for 6.4.0-3-amd64
Error! Bad return status for module build on kernel: 6.4.0-3-amd64 (x86_64)
Consult /var/lib/dkms/virtualbox/7.0.8/build/make.log for more information.
dpkg: error processing package virtualbox-dkms (--configure):
 installed virtualbox-dkms package post-installation script subprocess returned error exit status 10

Maybe Debian sid version virtualbox 7.0.10-dfsg-2 uploaded to Kicksecure repository will fix this. Will test.