VirtualBox bridged networking stopped working after upgrading host to 11.1 RELEASE

Mike Clarke jmc-freebsd2 at
Fri Aug 4 10:10:29 UTC 2017

On Thu, 3 Aug 2017 12:56:42 +0100
Mike Clarke <jmc-freebsd2 at> wrote:

> It looks like the problem is related to virtualbox-ose-kmod installed
> from the FreeBSD package repository not being compatible with 11.1.
> I'm running virtualbox-ose-5.1.26 and virtualbox-ose-kmod-5.1.26 on
> 11.1-RELEASE. Rebuilding virtualbox-ose-kmod from ports and keeping
> virtualbox-ose from packages fixed the problem. 

On further thoughts I suppose there's no way of avoiding this.
virtualbox-ose-kmod requires kernel source files in /usr/src in order
to build so we can't assume that virtualbox-ose-kmod from the package
repository will be compatible with any release version above x.0

Mike Clarke

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