View Full Version : [ubuntu] Cant un-install vbox

February 22nd, 2016, 09:18 PM
Want to upgrade to new version of Oracle Virtual Box but Ubuntu OS says not possible because it will break existing version (?). Then tried Ubuntu Software Centre to remove existing version but Vbox is not listed as installed in the software packages list. What gives? is there some secret here I donít know about?

February 22nd, 2016, 10:32 PM
Does the terminal command

dpkg -l virtualbox*

return anything ?

February 23rd, 2016, 04:17 AM
Does the terminal command

dpkg -l virtualbox*

return anything ?

It runs AoK, I just cant seem to un install.

mayagrafix@mother:~$ dpkg -l virtualbox*
| Status=Not/Inst/Conf-files/Unpacked/halF-conf/Half-inst/trig-aWait/Trig-pend
|/ Err?=(none)/Reinst-required (Status,Err: uppercase=bad)
||/ Name Version Architecture Description
+++-=========================================-=========================-=========================-================================================== ======================================
rc virtualbox 4.1.18-dfsg-1ubuntu1.1 amd64 x86 virtualization solution - base binaries
un virtualbox-2.0 <none> <none> (no description available)
un virtualbox-2.1 <none> <none> (no description available)
un virtualbox-2.2 <none> <none> (no description available)
un virtualbox-3.0 <none> <none> (no description available)
rc virtualbox-4.2 4.2.18-88780~Ubuntu~rarin amd64 Oracle VM VirtualBox
ii virtualbox-4.3 4.3.30-101610~Ubuntu~rari amd64 Oracle VM VirtualBox
un virtualbox-dkms <none> <none> (no description available)
un virtualbox-guest-additions-iso <none> <none> (no description available)
un virtualbox-guest-modules <none> <none> (no description available)
un virtualbox-ose <none> <none> (no description available)
un virtualbox-ose-qt <none> <none> (no description available)
rc virtualbox-qt 4.1.18-dfsg-1ubuntu1.1 amd64 x86 virtualization solution - Qt based user interface
un virtualbox-source <none> <none> (no description available)

February 23rd, 2016, 10:58 AM
Looks like virtualbox-4.3 is installed so remove with..

sudo apt-get remove virtualbox-4.3

You should get the opportunity to review what is being removed before you commit, but using the -s switch to simulate what will happen might be considered before running it for real.

sudo apt-get remove -s virtualbox-4.3