On Tue, 2016-10-11 at 16:29 +0800, Ian Kent wrote:
> On Tue, 2016-10-11 at 09:56 +0200, Joachim Backes wrote:
> > Hi testers,
> > I'm trying to install the F24 version of VirtualBox in F25 because no
> > F25 version is available
> > Anybody tried this and was successful?
> > I'm experiencing this error:
> > sudo dnf install VirtualBox-5.1-5.1.6_110634_fedora24-1.x86_64.rpm
> > Last metadata expiration check: 3:04:28 ago on Tue Oct 11 06:49:21 2016.
> > Error: *nothing provides libvpx.so.3()(64bit)* needed by
> > VirtualBox-5.1-5.1.6_110634_fedora24-1.x86_64
> That's happening because there is no libvpx.so.3 in F25, obviously.
> It looks like F25 has gone from libvpx-1.5.0 (libvpx.so.3) to libvpx-1.6.0
> Creating a symlink from /usr/lib64/libvpx.so.3 to /usr/lib64/libvpx.so.4.0.0
> might work (if the library api has not changed, or at least the calls needed
> have not changed, but there might be symbol naming problems as well).
> But really what you need is a VirtualBox package built against the new
> Alternately you could build the source package of libvpx-1.5.0 on F25, remove
> libvpx-1.6.0, and then install the libvpx-1.5.0 and make sure to exclude that
> package when updating.
> But there are probably other package dependencies requiring libvpx-1.6.0 so it
> will quickly get tedious building (and rebuilding) dependencies and excluding
> those from updates too.
I guess the other thing you could do is grab the libvpx-1.5.0 source rpm and
give it a different name like libvpx-compat, build and install it then the
requirement of VirtualBox should be met without the dependency side effects
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