Can’t upgrade or install programs because of Virtualbox extension
I have searched everywhere and tried everything I’ve found to no avail. Software updating, whether by apt-get update/upgrade or via the Software Updater, hangs when it tries to update a Virtualbox extension. I believe this started when I inadvertently updated while Virtualbox was open and ended up with an extension version mismatch with the Virtualbox version. I have since upgraded Virtualbox, matching the version with its extension. The problem is, Software update hasn’t gotten that message and nothing I do seems to convince it otherwise.
I read that Synaptic might help me solve the problem but every time I try to install Synaptic (or any program for that matter), apt-get update fails, telling me I need to use sudo dpkg –configure -a which always ends up trying to upgrade the Virtualbox extension and tosses up a license agreement with no prompt to accept and locks the database so I have to reboot to even try again.
How oh how, great gods of Ubuntu, do I convince Software Update that the Virtualbox extension does NOT need to be updated? Is there a script I can edit? A database I can reconfigure? I don’t believe uninstalling and purging Virtualbox would do anything as the problem seems to be in the Software Updater. Please, before I tear what’s left of my hair out.
Thanks in advance.