Package Details: virtualbox-bin 5.2.22-1

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Package Base: virtualbox-bin
Description: Oracle VM VirtualBox Binary Edition (Oracle branded non-OSE version)
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Keywords: machine oracle virtualbox virtualization vm
Licenses: GPL2
Conflicts: virtualbox, virtualbox-host-dkms, virtualbox-host-modules-arch, virtualbox-sdk
Provides: VIRTUALBOX-HOST-MODULES, virtualbox=5.2.22, virtualbox-guest-iso, virtualbox-host-dkms, virtualbox-sdk
Replaces: virtualbox-sun, virtualbox_bin
Submitter: Rainmaker
Maintainer: dbermond
Last Packager: dbermond
Votes: 48
Popularity: 0.986814
First Submitted: 2015-08-18 09:16
Last Updated: 2018-11-11 14:43

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Ralf_Mardorf commented on 2018-11-12 19:27

While I agree that if an AUR helper should fail, the user has to try to build it without a helper, before adding a comment, we shouldn't spread myths regarding yaourt. A lot of users are satisfied by yaourt, there are not many use cases when yaourt could fail. Actually, I build 5.2.22-1 using yaourt 1.9-1 without any issue at all. IIUC the OP was able to build and install virtualbox. If the OP wants to learn what was going wrong regarding the permissions, I recommend to repeat everything and post the used commands and their complete output to an Arch forum, assuming googling shouldn't already enlighten the OP.

Kr1ss commented on 2018-11-12 13:52

I'd recommend not to use yaourt in the first place. It's proven to be unsafe, is deprecated and no longer actively maintained.

If u really must use an AUR helper, I'd suggest taking a look at the Arch Wiki page before choosing one.

Even better would probably be to simply use Arch's default tooling, i.e. makepkg, or but maybe that's more of a personal preference.

dschaefer79 commented on 2018-11-12 08:18

I have installed virtualbox-bin 5.22 but at the end of install. I have this error /usr/lib/yaourt/ line 211: cd: /root: Permission denied

Can anyone help me ?


Kr1ss commented on 2018-10-31 00:19

Yep, SDK is now included in the package.

drankinatty commented on 2018-10-31 00:13

Yikes, whatever changes were made to accommodate the SDK or in the 5.2.20 release has ballooned the package size by 31.74 MiB. Is that expected? I haven't seen that big of a jump in vbox package size in years.

dbermond commented on 2018-10-12 20:17

@Kr1ss Thank you for reporting this. Fixed.

Kr1ss commented on 2018-10-12 13:08

There seems to be a conflict w/ the virtualbox-sdk package from community @dbermond (b/c of usr/lib/python3.7/site-packages/vboxapi*).

Would u pls consider adding that to the PKGBUILD ?

Thx a lot for the package, btw !

EDIT : Thank you for fixing this so quickly !

dbermond commented on 2018-07-24 23:59

@GeneArch Please do not report problems when using a modified PKGBUILD.

I don't know if this will be a problem in future upstream stable releases.

GeneArch commented on 2018-07-24 13:11

with the older 5.2.16 everything works fine.

So its the development snapshots this is happening with. Do you know if this will be a problem when those migrate to released builds?


GeneArch commented on 2018-07-24 13:00

Sorry, this happens with the development snapshots:

pkgver=5.2.97 _build=123594

which i built by obvious tweaks to your PKGBUILD.

I need to go back and test 5.2.16.