VirtualBox IPS Package for Solaris 11

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Some time ago I had to write a script to convert currently downloadable VirtualBox Package into IPS Packages for Solaris 11. As I found the thing really useful, I decided to setup a repository to provide everyone easy access over these packages.

You can find the different version available here:

http://mdma.igh.cnrs.fr/vbox/en/catalog.shtml?show_all_versions=1&action=Refresh

To install one version, follow these steps:

First, add the publisher:

pkg set-publisher -g 'http://mdma.igh.cnrs.fr/vbox' solaris

Then refresh the publisher cache:

pkg refresh --full

And finally, install the virtualbox version you want:

pkg install virtualbox@4.2.12

You can also install the virtualbox’s additions:

pkg install virtualbox-extpack@4.2.12

If you have any question on that, don’t hesitate to contact me.

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2 thoughts on “VirtualBox IPS Package for Solaris 11”

  1. Since I use Virtualbox on Openindiana with Illumos (151a7 and Hipster ATM) ,
    and it works fine for me (even he does not use virtual NIC Solaris specifics),

    Will your IPS publisher also work for Openindiana?
    (Since as I understand, you re-pack already delivered Virtualbox archive for Solaris)?

  2. It might work. The script I used to convert SRV4->IPS was first made for openindiana, so It might work out of the box with OI.
    Please give it a shot and report if you can 😉

    If that does not work I might consider to build a separate IPS for OI…

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