Package Details: virtualbox-bin 5.1.10-1

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Package Base: virtualbox-bin
Description: Oracle VM VirtualBox Binary Edition (Oracle branded non-OSE version)
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Keywords: virtualbox
Licenses: GPL2
Conflicts: virtualbox, virtualbox-host-dkms, virtualbox-host-modules-arch
Provides: virtualbox=5.1.10
Replaces: virtualbox-sun, virtualbox_bin
Submitter: Rainmaker
Maintainer: Rainmaker
Last Packager: Rainmaker
Votes: 31
Popularity: 1.901202
First Submitted: 2015-08-18 09:16
Last Updated: 2016-11-22 13:47

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Rainmaker commented on 2016-08-30 11:15

Good catch. Also, virtualbox-ose no longer exists.

I've altered it locally, but don't feel this justifies a new release. I'll stage the change, but will push it when the next virtualbox version is released.

chrko commented on 2016-08-22 08:00

The conflicts are wrong. The host modules have been renamed?

Rainmaker commented on 2016-04-03 21:23

Thank you for the patch k0ste.

k0ste commented on 2016-04-03 10:30

This patch fix:
- Modules now build;
- Modules build via ALPM hook;
- Load all vbox modules (because we need network);
- modules-load.d in /usr, not /etc (etc for users, usr for packages);

Rainmaker commented on 2016-03-22 14:48

Could you check whether there is a "dkms.conf" file in /var/lib/dkms/vboxhost/5.0.16/source/?

This directory should be a symlink to /opt/VirtualBox/src/vboxhost

It is done at the very end of the PKGBUILD:

# Register into DKMS
install -dm 755 "$pkgdir/var/lib/dkms/vboxhost/$pkgver"
ln -s '/opt/VirtualBox/src/vboxhost' "$pkgdir/var/lib/dkms/vboxhost/$pkgver/source"

Bitl0rd commented on 2016-03-22 13:52

dkms autoinstall:
Error! Could not locate dkms.conf file.
File: does not exist.

Rainmaker commented on 2015-11-23 12:58

The package automatically registers itself with DKMS.

A simple "dkms autoinstall" probably would have sufficed.

The package warns for this during post_install:

cat <<EOF

==> Remember to add allowed users to the vboxusers group:
==> # gpasswd -a USERNAME vboxusers
==> To compile/load virtualbox modules automatically at startup you can add dkms in your DAEMONS
==> To build and install your modules run dkms autoinstall

(in contrast with my earlier comment, the package has always done this)

the9ull commented on 2015-11-21 15:56


with this package I had to build the kernel module myself, and no instuctions are provided by the isntall script.

I runned:

# cd /opt/VirtualBox/src/vboxhost/vboxdrv
# make && make install
# gpasswd -a USER vboxusers

I relogged and all worked.

Bastard commented on 2015-10-03 11:53


md5 9d67e2df72630dc2ac5983c7cdb1cf5f

Worked like a charm again.

Rainmaker commented on 2015-09-09 18:53

I am currently on holiday, and it'll be another 2 weeks before I have access to my laptop / ssh key.

Let me know who I can make a (temporary) co maintainer to push this update.

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