Package Details: virtualbox-bin 6.1.18-1

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Package Base: virtualbox-bin
Description: Powerful x86 virtualization for enterprise as well as home use (Oracle branded non-OSE)
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Keywords: machine oracle virtualization vm
Licenses: GPL2
Conflicts: virtualbox, virtualbox-host-dkms, virtualbox-host-modules-arch
Provides: VIRTUALBOX-HOST-MODULES, virtualbox=6.1.18, virtualbox-host-dkms
Replaces: virtualbox-sun, virtualbox_bin
Submitter: Rainmaker
Maintainer: dbermond
Last Packager: dbermond
Votes: 58
Popularity: 0.53
First Submitted: 2015-08-18 09:16
Last Updated: 2021-01-22 22:59

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joolsrulez commented on 2021-01-25 16:43

6.1.18-1 bug can't select ISO file in KIO Open dialog is gone

drankinatty commented on 2021-01-22 06:05

Any luck with 6.1.18 that came out on 1/12/21? Note, I built from 6.1.18 and the Archlinux Host is fine. However, attempting to update the Archlinux guest to 5.10 succeeds in installing the Linux_Guest_Additions, but on reboot a Kernel Panic occurs. This has been an continual issue with Linux 5.10 guests. (make a snapshot before you try) Reverting the guest to Linux 5.9.14 and all is good.


joolsrulez commented on 2021-01-10 14:08

Virtualbox 6.1.16 : Storage Section under VM configuration : Can't select ISO file in KIO Open dialog [Was OK before release of 6.1.14]

dbermond commented on 2020-11-22 00:20

@ElijahLynn This package is not the virtualbox extension pack. You can find the extension pack here. The package description already states what differentiates it from the repository one: "Oracle branded non-OSE".

ElijahLynn commented on 2020-11-19 03:31

Appreciate that @Kr1ss. I read that a bit and see it is basically the "VirtualBox Extension Pack" which according to, says:

  • Support for USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 devices
  • Host webcam pass-through
  • VirtualBox Remote Desktop Protocol (VRDP)
  • Disk image encryption with AES algorithm
  • Intel PXE Boot ROM

Would be good if somehow this package could put that in a description of sorts to distinguish the two because as an outsider, I had no idea.

Kr1ss commented on 2020-11-18 23:09

@ElijahLynn basically the package in [community] provides you the fully free and open source edition, while this one here is the Oracle branded one, containing some proprietary extensions. (See §1 in the licensing FAQ)

ElijahLynn commented on 2020-11-18 22:58

What is the difference between virtualbox-bin AUR and

drankinatty commented on 2020-10-21 07:48

Yes, thank you, after discussing on the vbox-users list, it was the binary.iso that contains the files that needed patching and there isn't any way for you to do that. Sorry for the noise -- also 6.1.16 is out and works fine with Linux 5.9.1 -- all you need to do is update the build no., drop the patch, set release to 1 and regen the checksums. (I hate kernel version updates....)

dbermond commented on 2020-10-19 03:22

@drankinatty I have an impression that you did not read my previous comment. I'll repeat it one more time: there is no guest additions source to patch here because this is a -bin (pre-compiled) package. There is only dkms sources to patch on this package. And there is nothing being patched on '/tmp' here.

drankinatty commented on 2020-10-19 02:37

If you are just repackaging what is built in virtualbox-bin-guest-iso-6.1.14-3-any.pkg.tar.zst that is provided as part of this package, then it's Oracle's issue. The problem is -- while you patch /tmp/vbox.0/r0drv/linux/the-linux-kernel.h to build this package -- the src files installed from virtualbox-bin-guest-iso-6.1.14-3-any.pkg.tar.zst to the guest when you install the guest-additions are not patched. So is there away to patch the same files you patch to build the host modules (with the same patch) so they are packaged in the virtualbox-bin-guest-iso-6.1.14-3 built by this package so that guest-additions build?