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OpenSolaris updates virtualbox

January 30, 2009

After a short delay VirtualBox for OpenSolaris has been upgraded. Update manager popped up to tell me and ask if I wanted the upgrade and created a new boot environment with the package installed. Very cool. Alas now I have to reboot to install it so my laptop won’t reach three weeks uptime:

cjg@brompton:~$ uptime  10:12pm  up 18 days  0:05,  2 users,  load average: 0.16, 0.27, 0.84 cjg@brompton:~$ beadm list BE            Active Mountpoint Space  Policy Created           —            —— ———- —–  —— ——-           opensolaris   –      –          89.37M static 2008-11-27 12:14  opensolaris-1 –      –          8.39M  static 2008-11-30 13:14  opensolaris-2 –      –          13.36M static 2008-12-02 11:27  opensolaris-3 N      /          12.70M static 2008-12-06 20:02  opensolaris-4 R      –          9.44G  static 2009-01-30 21:42  cjg@brompton:~$  


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One Comment
  1. Chris,
    You shouldn’t have to reboot to install an updated version of a package. If you run the package manager instead of the update manager, you can select the packages to update and then click "Install/Update". This will just update the package without creating a new boot environment.
    On the other hand, if you want to preserve your old configuration as a backup, creating a new boot environment is the way to go.

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