Package Details: virtualbox-ext-oracle 5.1.8-1

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Package Base: virtualbox-ext-oracle
Description: Oracle VM VirtualBox Extension Pack
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Keywords: virtualbox
Licenses: custom:PUEL
Submitter: seblu
Maintainer: seblu
Last Packager: seblu
Votes: 1080
Popularity: 19.806351
First Submitted: 2010-12-24 16:48
Last Updated: 2016-10-21 08:39

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brain_death commented on 2016-10-20 18:35

For the latest version, use:


eaglex commented on 2016-09-16 16:19

For the latest version, use:


eaglex commented on 2016-07-16 15:52

For the latest version, use:


pgoetz commented on 2016-07-16 10:22

rdesktop is woefully out of date. I would add remmina as an optional dependency and perhaps drop rdesktop altogether. There's also gnome-rdp, although I haven't tried it and don't know what state it's in.

grawity commented on 2016-07-07 05:22

I found the difference. Apparently having TAR_OPTIONS="--xattrs" in the environment causes tar to use a format different from the default.

perlsite commented on 2016-07-01 18:32

Well, as workaround just use the "Download snapshot", extract in /tmp/vbep
open the PKGBUILD and change to "pkgver=5.0.24" and "md5sums=('f576d8521e6315b507ae7daab495c1e6')" respectively.

Keep only PKGBUILD and virtualbox-ext-oracle.install files. Delete all the other inside /tmp/vbep


and then:

sudo pacman -U virtualbox-ext-oracle-5.0.24-1-any.pkg.tar


j1simon commented on 2016-06-29 19:09

Why this package in your repository ($repo/$arch) is outdated?

$ pacman -Sl seblu | grep virtualbox
seblu virtualbox-ext-oracle 5.0.20-1

seblu commented on 2016-06-14 20:35

I appreciate your comment but it works perfectly for me since years.

grawity commented on 2016-06-14 05:32

I appreciate the attempts to "shrink" the extpack file, but VirtualBox isn't actually able to import it after the repacking. (In fact I don't think it has worked in the last *year* or so.) The install process always fails with:

VBoxManage: error: RTVfsFsStrmNext failed: VERR_TAR_UNSUPPORTED_PAX_TYPE

It seems that VirtualBox only understands --format=gnu and --format=ustar, *not* the default 'pax' format. (The original file uses GNU tar format.)

Rainmaker commented on 2016-03-11 09:40

I am the current maintainer of virtualbox-bin in AUR.
As virtualbox-bin and virtualbox-ext-oracle are related (a newer version of virtualbox-bin without an updated virtualbox-ext-oracle will not work), may I suggest making eachother co-maintainer?

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