Package Details: virtualbox-ext-oracle 5.1.18-1

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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: 1130
Popularity: 16.211389
First Submitted: 2010-12-24 16:48
Last Updated: 2017-03-19 10:50

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drankinatty commented on 2017-03-21 02:14

As was generally the case, it was the end-user doing something stupid. I had an old version of the guest-additions installed that conflicted with the auto-build of the new modules. 5.1.18 works just fine. Sorry for the noise.

ranger commented on 2017-03-18 11:37

is your host and your guest arch linux? you need virtualbox-ext-oracle for your host only.

Det commented on 2017-03-18 07:00

You say "Build fails for both 5.1.18 and 5.1.16."?

drankinatty commented on 2017-03-18 03:54

Note: when bumping the version to 5.1.18, building/installing the extension pack package worked fine, but when attempting to build the kernel modules for an Arch guest with the 4.10 kernel, I ran into a build failure. Reported upstream:

ranger commented on 2016-11-22 16:31

I had the same problem but upgrading to the latest version of virtualbox-ext-oracle solved the problem.

yan12125 commented on 2016-11-22 15:52

Hello seblu, I know there's already an out-of-date flag, while things are somewhat different this time. With virtualbox 5.1.10, virtual machines refuse to start with older extension packs:

$ vboxmanage startvm win7
Waiting for VM "win7" to power on...
VBoxManage: error: The device helper structure version has changed.
VBoxManage: error: If you have upgraded VirtualBox recently, please make sure you have terminated all VMs and upgraded any extension packs. If this error persists, try re-installing VirtualBox. (VERR_PDM_DEVHLPR3_VERSION_MISMATCH)
VBoxManage: error: Details: code NS_ERROR_FAILURE (0x80004005), component ConsoleWrap, interface IConsole

virtualbox has just entered [community] 90 minutes ago, so I just more people will be affected by this issue.

For others come here, perlsite's comment below (on 2016-07-01 18:32) is helpful. Just change pkgver=5.1.10 and md5sum to ac90d8356746754eadc3f28ef77174f0

WFV commented on 2016-10-30 21:40

I'm getting these errors when updating this package:
error: 'jre8-openjdk-headless-8.u112-1': description file is missing
error: 'jre8-openjdk-headless-8.u112-1': file list is missing
Yet the jre8-openjdk-headless-8 directory does exist in /var/lib/pacman/local and isn't empty, and pacman -Qi shows it is version .u112-1. Happens using pacaur and yaourt, pacaur gives a little more info in the error. What can I do to remedy it?
EDIT: my mistake, had to set default java enviro to 8 today after -Syyu, all is well.

brain_death commented on 2016-10-20 18:35

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eaglex commented on 2016-09-16 16:19

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eaglex commented on 2016-07-16 15:52

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