[Pkg-virtualbox-devel] Bug#641505: virtualbox: Virtualbox postinst script fails on update-rc.d

Dave Clarke dave.r.clarke at gmail.com
Tue Sep 13 23:51:09 UTC 2011

Package: virtualbox
Version: 4.1.2-dfsg-1+b1
Severity: normal

When installing virtual box the following problem is encountered.  The
issue is that the post install script is not referencing a full path for
update-rc.d and if /usr/sbin is not in your path the script fails.

Setting up virtualbox (4.1.2-dfsg-1+b1) ...
/var/lib/dpkg/info/virtualbox.postinst: 8: update-rc.d: not found
dpkg: error processing virtualbox (--configure):
 subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit
 status 127

-- System Information:
Debian Release: wheezy/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.38-2-amd64 (SMP w/4 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_AU.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_AU.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages virtualbox depends on:
ii  adduser                 3.112+nmu2       add and remove users and groups
ii  libc6                   2.13-2           Embedded GNU C Library: Shared lib
ii  libcurl3                7.21.6-1         Multi-protocol file transfer libra
ii  libgcc1                 1:4.6.0-6        GCC support library
ii  libpng12-0              1.2.44-2         PNG library - runtime
ii  libpython2.6            2.6.6-10         Shared Python runtime library (ver
ii  libqtcore4              4:4.7.2-4        Qt 4 core module
ii  libqtgui4               4:4.7.2-4        Qt 4 GUI module
ii  libsdl1.2debian         1.2.14-6.3       Simple DirectMedia Layer
ii  libssl1.0.0             1.0.0d-2         SSL shared libraries
ii  libstdc++6              4.6.0-6          The GNU Standard C++ Library v3
ii  libvncserver0           0.9.7-2+b1       API to write one's own vnc server
ii  libx11-6                2:1.4.3-1        X11 client-side library
ii  libxcursor1             1:1.1.11-1       X cursor management library
ii  libxext6                2:1.2.0-2        X11 miscellaneous extension librar
ii  libxml2                 2.7.8.dfsg-2+b1  GNOME XML library
ii  libxmu6                 2:1.1.0-2        X11 miscellaneous utility library
ii  libxt6                  1:1.1.1-1        X11 toolkit intrinsics library
ii  python                  2.6.6-14         interactive high-level object-orie
ii  python-central          0.6.17           register and build utility for Pyt
ii  zlib1g                  1: compression library - runtime

Versions of packages virtualbox recommends:
ii  libgl1-mesa-glx [libgl1] 7.10.2-2        free implementation of the OpenGL 
ii  libqt4-opengl            4:4.7.2-4       Qt 4 OpenGL module
ii  virtualbox-dkms          4.1.2-dfsg-1    x86 virtualization solution - kern
ii  virtualbox-qt            4.1.2-dfsg-1+b1 x86 virtualization solution - Qt b

Versions of packages virtualbox suggests:
pn  vde2                          <none>     (no description available)
ii  virtualbox-guest-additions-is 4.0.8-1    guest additions iso image for Virt

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