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    Default kernel headers missing

    I am trying to install the latest virtualbox - I've tried installing the .rpm (using both "install software" and "rpm") and using the .run file - I keep getting the message:
    "The system is not currently set up to build kernel modules."
    It wants the linux kernel header files.
    This seems normal and easily handled, I've tried installing from YaST/Software/patterns, all the "devel" patterns and searching for "kernel headers" etc. But for some reason this isn't working. I can't seem to find kernel-headers-default in the 15.0 repos - I guess they've renamed this (but I thought the "devel" patterns would find whatever it's currently called).

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    Default Re: kernel headers missing

    kernel-devel contains the headers you can't develop without them. Headers are no longer packed separately.

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    Default Re: kernel headers missing

    Quote Originally Posted by gogalthorp View Post
    kernel-devel contains the headers you can't develop without them. Headers are no longer packed separately.
    thanks, g ... is it the "vanilla" kernel I should be using? I never saw such a name before. ...used to be called "default" and "kmp"

    I wonder, then, what the issue with vbox is?

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    Default Re: kernel headers missing

    Quote Originally Posted by PattiMichelle View Post
    But for some reason this isn't working. I can't seem to find kernel-headers-default in the 15.0 repos
    What you probably need, is "kernel-default-devel". That should be pulled in by "kernel-devel", assuming that you are using "kernel-default". Or, at least, that's what happen here.
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    Default Re: kernel headers missing

    development should match the flavor of your installed kernel

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