VirtualBox 4: DKMS


VirtualBox 4: DKMS

DKMS (Dynamic Kernel Module Support) is used to create a framework where Linux kernel dependent modules reside. DKMS makes it easier for users to upgrade kernels. Two kernel modules (vboxdrv and vboxnetflt) are installed with VirtualBox on the host system. DKMS eases the process of transitioning to upcoming kernel updates. When Linux kernels are updated, DKMS allows for the kernel modules to be reconstructed automatically. If you are not using DKMS, users will have to manually rebuild the VirtualBox kernel module whenever the host system undertakes a kernel update. DKMS is available for the following Linux distributions:

Fedora - versions: 22,24
yum install dkms

Ubuntu- versions: 12.04, 14.04, 15.10, 16.04
sudo apt-get install dkms

Debian- versions: 7, 8, 9

openSUSE- versions: 13.2

Oracle Linux- versions: 5,6,7

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5/23/2018 8:25:19 AM