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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 http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/debian/ 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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The repository efectivelly has the 4.3 version (download) but has another name of package, namely virtualbox-4.3. So what to do to "upgrade":

sudo apt-get remove virtualbox-4.2 virtualbox
sudo apt-get install virtualbox-4.3

Done. Also, you must remember that virtualbox is built with different libraries for both distribuitions, so they are not quite the same packages, as you can see:

Package: virtualbox-4.3
Version: 4.3.4-91027~Ubuntu~quantal
Filename: pool/contrib/v/virtualbox-4.3/virtualbox-4.3_4.3.4-91027~Ubuntu~quantal_amd64.deb
Size: 68442970
SHA256: a2e48468e258d0ae8d66438b8ee1a7f7f6d517f582960546ab26f952da8ceb85
SHA1: 86c7a9fc299cc5439b5a1728ac7398bb464b8ce6
MD5sum: e84b87f9db7f72e01d8904b835772e35
Python-Version: 2.7
Package: virtualbox-4.3
Version: 4.3.4-91027~Debian~wheezy
Filename: pool/contrib/v/virtualbox-4.3/virtualbox-4.3_4.3.4-91027~Debian~wheezy_amd64.deb
Size: 69487026
SHA256: e0780dca1c2a2f6b58703c4684b55c72ea08ea12574d7025b726d44233c35a88
SHA1: 7c5816d13fdf1215c2718cf2c347b0123ad08440
MD5sum: 2f422df0c8dd9105342d7a335ebe0109
Python-Version: 2.6, 2.7
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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 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 at 11:20

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