virtualbox-dkms 5.0.18-dfsg-2build1: virtualbox kernel module failed to build

Bug #1577397 reported by Kev Bowring on 2016-05-02
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Bug Description

virtual box fails to build on yakkety, clean installed to test vbox installation

apt-get error talks about running systemctl status virtualbox.service and journalctl -xe for more detail:

systemctl status virtualbox.service
● virtualbox.service - LSB: VirtualBox Linux kernel module
   Loaded: loaded (/etc/init.d/virtualbox; bad; vendor preset: enabled)
   Active: failed (Result: exit-code) since Mon 2016-05-02 14:13:39 BST; 4min 51s ago
     Docs: man:systemd-sysv-generator(8)

May 02 14:13:39 test-Standard-PC-i440FX-PIIX-1996 systemd[1]: Starting LSB: VirtualBox Linux kernel module...
May 02 14:13:39 test-Standard-PC-i440FX-PIIX-1996 virtualbox[3300]: * Starting VirtualBox kernel modules
May 02 14:13:39 test-Standard-PC-i440FX-PIIX-1996 virtualbox[3300]: * No suitable module for running kernel found
May 02 14:13:39 test-Standard-PC-i440FX-PIIX-1996 virtualbox[3300]: ...fail!
May 02 14:13:39 test-Standard-PC-i440FX-PIIX-1996 systemd[1]: virtualbox.service: Control process exited, code=exited stat
May 02 14:13:39 test-Standard-PC-i440FX-PIIX-1996 systemd[1]: Failed to start LSB: VirtualBox Linux kernel module.
May 02 14:13:39 test-Standard-PC-i440FX-PIIX-1996 systemd[1]: virtualbox.service: Unit entered failed state.
May 02 14:13:39 test-Standard-PC-i440FX-PIIX-1996 systemd[1]: virtualbox.service: Failed with result 'exit-code'.

--
-- Unit virtualbox.service has failed.
--
-- The result is failed.
May 02 14:13:39 test-Standard-PC-i440FX-PIIX-1996 systemd[1]: virtualbox.service: Unit entered failed state.
May 02 14:13:39 test-Standard-PC-i440FX-PIIX-1996 systemd[1]: virtualbox.service: Failed with result 'exit-code'.

ProblemType: Package
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 16.10
Package: virtualbox-dkms 5.0.18-dfsg-2build1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 4.4.0-21.37-generic 4.4.6
Uname: Linux 4.4.0-21-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.20.1-0ubuntu2
Architecture: amd64
DKMSKernelVersion: 4.4.0-21-generic
Date: Mon May 2 14:13:37 2016
DuplicateSignature: dkms:virtualbox-dkms:5.0.18-dfsg-2build1:/var/lib/dkms/virtualbox/5.0.18/build/vboxdrv/linux/SUPDrv-linux.c:1:0: error: code model kernel does not support PIC mode
InstallationDate: Installed on 2016-05-02 (0 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Xubuntu 16.10 "Yakkety Yak" - Alpha amd64 (20160502)
PackageArchitecture: all
PackageVersion: 5.0.18-dfsg-2build1
RelatedPackageVersions:
 dpkg 1.18.4ubuntu1
 apt 1.2.11
SourcePackage: virtualbox
Title: virtualbox-dkms 5.0.18-dfsg-2build1: virtualbox kernel module failed to build
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

Kev Bowring (flocculant) wrote :
description: updated
tags: removed: need-duplicate-check
Kev Bowring (flocculant) wrote :

also see the same locally on xenial upgraded to yakkety install

dino99 (9d9) wrote :

Main report against dkms which needs to deal with PIE Bug #1574982

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in virtualbox (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
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