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kyuzo
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VirtualBox rpm packages

Post by kyuzo » 2014/07/10 08:09:37

Hi all,

Oracle has not made Virtual Box RPM packages available on their repository for CentOS 7... do you know if anybody else has?

Thanks

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Re: VirtualBox rpm packages

Post by nbritton » 2014/07/10 17:01:30

Try the fedora rpm here:

http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualb ... x86_64.rpm

If that doesn't work then maybe try the generic installer:

http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualb ... _amd64.run

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Re: VirtualBox rpm packages

Post by HenrykD » 2014/07/10 17:16:15

You can download the binaries here:
http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/4.3.14_RC1/.

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Re: VirtualBox rpm packages

Post by nbritton » 2014/07/10 17:47:54

I have confirmed the fedora rpm package works on el7, however you will need to use version 4.3.13 or greater. There is a bug in 4.3.12 that cause dkms to fail on el7 host systems. 4.3.12 also can't be used with el7 guests, as the guest additions dkms build will fail due to the same reason. http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/4.3.14_RC1/

Here are the installation steps:

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yum -y update && reboot; # Must sync kernel, kernel-devel, and kernel-headers packages.
rpm -Uvh http://dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/epel/beta/7/x86_64/epel-release-7-0.2.noarch.rpm;
yum -y install dkms kernel-devel; # gcc and kernel-headers are installed as dependencies.
rpm -Uvh http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/4.3.14_RC1/VirtualBox-4.3-4.3.14_RC1_94870_fedora18-1.x86_64.rpm;

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Re: VirtualBox rpm packages

Post by kyuzo » 2014/07/16 09:42:05

Uhm... weird, I cannot install that package as it's missing libqt dependencies that I cannot find anywhere.

Did you have to install qt libraries separately?

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Re: VirtualBox rpm packages

Post by TrevorH » 2014/07/16 09:50:50

Are you attempting to use the brand new, released today, Virtualbox 4.3.14 packages?
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Re: VirtualBox rpm packages

Post by kyuzo » 2014/07/16 10:01:13

Hi Trevor,m thanks for replying. I was using the same package linked by nbritton.

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Re: VirtualBox rpm packages

Post by TrevorH » 2014/07/16 10:28:39

Yes, his link is outdated since it points to a pre-release package for Fedora. They've now gone GA so presumably there are packages for EL available.
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Re: VirtualBox rpm packages

Post by kyuzo » 2014/07/16 10:46:54

It's quite a shame, but they've not made a package for EL7:

http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/4.3.14/

I'll try again later with the latest package for Fedora.

Cheers!

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Re: VirtualBox rpm packages

Post by TrevorH » 2014/07/16 12:45:00

There is no OEL7 yet so they don't acknowledge the existence of el7 :lol:
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