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I'm running VirtualBox 4.2 and it keeps telling me that 4.3 is available for update. However when I do apt-get update and the apt-get upgrade I don't get any updates.

My sources.list contains deb oneiric contrib. I can't remember why it has oneiric instead of wheezy, but changing that doesn't make any difference.

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According to madison unless you are using old-stable (wheezy) you should have the 4.3 version. You may also enable wheezy-backports repositories.

 virtualbox | 4.1.18-dfsg-2+deb7u5         | wheezy                           | source, amd64, i386
 virtualbox | 4.1.42-dfsg-1+deb7u1~bpo60+1 | squeeze-backports                | source, amd64, i386
 virtualbox | 4.1.42-dfsg-1+deb7u1         | wheezy-p-u                       | source, amd64, i386
 virtualbox | 4.1.42-dfsg-1+deb7u1         | wheezy-security                  | source, amd64, i386

 virtualbox | 4.3.18-dfsg-3                | jessie-kfreebsd/contrib          | source
 virtualbox | 4.3.18-dfsg-3+deb8u3         | jessie/contrib                   | source, amd64, i386
 virtualbox | 4.3.32-dfsg-1+deb8u2~bpo70+1 | wheezy-backports/contrib         | source, amd64, i386
 virtualbox | 4.3.32-dfsg-1+deb8u2         | jessie-kfreebsd-security/contrib | source
 virtualbox | 4.3.32-dfsg-1+deb8u2         | jessie-p-u/contrib               | source, amd64, i386
 virtualbox | 4.3.32-dfsg-1+deb8u2         | jessie-security/contrib          | source, amd64, i386
 virtualbox | 5.0.10-dfsg-7~bpo8+1         | jessie-backports/contrib         | source, amd64, i386
 virtualbox | 5.0.12-dfsg-1                | stretch/contrib                  | source, amd64, i386
 virtualbox | 5.0.12-dfsg-2                | sid/contrib                      | source, amd64, i386
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This may seem like a dumb question, but is it safe to remove 4.2 and then install 4.3? I mean, I have quite few virtual machines each with different config and It would be a pain to recreate that manually :) – SiliconMind Dec 13 '13 at 20:52
@SiliconMind Depends what VB has done between 4.2 and 4.3, but there should be no problem. – Braiam Dec 13 '13 at 21:28
Damn! After upgrade to 4.3 the bridged network stopped working :( – SiliconMind Jan 8 '14 at 9:45
This is weird ifconfig eth1 down and then ifconfig eth1 up in one of the guest systems solved the issue... for all other guests! – SiliconMind Jan 8 '14 at 11:20

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