Package Details: virtualbox-ext-oracle 6.1.38-1

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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 (eworm)
Last Packager: eworm
Votes: 1358
Popularity: 2.11
First Submitted: 2010-12-24 16:48 (UTC)
Last Updated: 2022-09-01 19:57 (UTC)

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seblu commented on 2019-04-25 17:41 (UTC)

There is no version dependency on this package on purpose! You could read comments back from 2011 to understand why.

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jongeduard commented on 2022-01-28 02:02 (UTC) (edited on 2022-01-28 02:11 (UTC) by jongeduard)

Oh yeah that's confusing, but also logical!: So I installed this on my Manjaro system (since I decided to migrate VirtualBox and all my VMs that have on it away from Windows - to make room for other hypervisors there as well), but as many know, Manjaro keeps a bit older versions of packages compared to vanilla Arch (which I am a lot more used to).

So Now I see how XHCI, etc. could not be working and things crash. Hmm good reasons to start always preserving "built" packages here as well (actually there's not so much to build on this propriatary binary thing).

Luckily simply modifying the version number in the above direct download link from the virtualbox download site simply still gives you the older download that you need.

Note that simply double clicking the file does not work. VirtualBox asks you for permissions but fails with a wrong message that your password is wrong. I really had to explicitly run a sudo VirtualBox command with the package file path as it's parameter.

alerque commented on 2022-01-20 19:04 (UTC)

@ram Never expect miss-matched ext packs to work. The real solution there would have been to upgrade your virtualbox rather than downgrade this, but that just shows you have your system in some unsupported partial-upgrade scenario. Downgrading this to match worked but the important point isn't that their is anything wrong with the new version, just that they have to match.

ram commented on 2022-01-20 09:14 (UTC)

hi! happy 2022!

I had problems with usb-ehci not working using vbox 6.1.30 and ext-oracle 6.1.32. manual downgrade to ext-oracle 6.1.30 made it work.

cheers + happy hacking

alerque commented on 2022-01-19 10:35 (UTC)

For those interested, here is a patch that should apply cleanly via git am to almost any version of this package (it should rebase easily on the master branch even when it gets bumped) that will version lock the built package to VB:

From 5fa2ca3d0511ef0d15075705b6d396f3dfe5df09 Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
From: Caleb Maclennan <>
Date: Tue, 18 Jan 2022 16:05:31 +0300
Subject: [PATCH] Lock to matched version

Signed-off-by: Caleb Maclennan <>
 PKGBUILD | 3 ++-
 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/PKGBUILD b/PKGBUILD
index 9bbb182..4416794 100644
@@ -7,13 +7,14 @@ pkgdesc='Oracle VM VirtualBox Extension Pack'
 optdepends=('rdesktop: client to connect vm via RDP')

 prepare() {
   # shrink uneeded cpuarch

alerque commented on 2022-01-18 13:10 (UTC) (edited on 2022-01-18 13:13 (UTC) by alerque)

I understand why this package does not lock the virtualbox dependency to the same version (since as an AUR package it would block system updates using pacman), but I think that only makes sense for AUR packages. If you happen to host your own package repository or use one that packages this, having the version locked (i.e. depends=("virtualbox=$pkgver")) makes a lot of sense. It will block system updates until the package repository has the proper matching version. This may make sense for systems where VB usage is important or if you know the repository will be updated to match [community] bumps.

Harvey commented on 2021-10-25 12:06 (UTC)

Is it possible that there is no support for 32bit systems anymore? I have a WinXP 32bit VM that refuses to install the expansion pack in the VM. Version 6.1.26 did work, though.

kaido8903 commented on 2021-10-23 22:37 (UTC)

hello friends I had the same error from Daniel-I everything is due to compactness between versions the virtualbox-ext-oracle is not compact with the version of virtual box that you download from the official repositories ... to be clearer we must validate our version of virtualbox with the following command

VBoxManage -v

in my case I have version 6.1.26r145957 of virtualbox

on the next virtualbox page you will find the old builds

here each release has its respective extension pack

In my case, as I mentioned above, I have version 6.1.26 for which I downloaded the following extension pack

once we download it, we only install it with the following command in the location where it is located

sudo VBoxManage extpack install Oracle_VM_VirtualBox_Extension_Pack-6.1.26.vbox-extpack

jrichard326 commented on 2021-10-21 15:24 (UTC)

With update to Virtualbox 6.1.28. I rebuilt and installed this package and all is well.

zeroconf commented on 2021-10-21 14:10 (UTC)

installed with virtualbox-bin 6.1.26-1, but still VirtualBox shows no extension pack installed :(