Package Details: virtualbox-ext-oracle-5 5.2.x-1

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Package Base: virtualbox-ext-oracle-5
Description: Oracle VM VirtualBox Extension Pack 5.2.x (stable)
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Licenses: custom:PUEL
Conflicts: virtualbox-ext-oracle, virtualbox-ext-oracle-5-test-build, virtualbox-ext-oracle-5.0, virtualbox-ext-oracle-5.2
Provides: virtualbox-ext-oracle-5, virtualbox-ext-oracle-5.2
Submitter: pa314159
Maintainer: pa314159
Last Packager: pa314159
Votes: 8
Popularity: 0.000577
First Submitted: 2018-12-28 16:34
Last Updated: 2020-04-09 12:19

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pa314159 commented on 2019-12-08 16:46

Building this package will always bring the latest 5.2 stable version listed at


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drankinatty commented on 2020-04-22 11:22

Okay, I built 5.40 yesterday along with virtualbox and all was good. The only reason I flagged OOD for the testcase -- is at that time the only Oracle package that supported Linux 5.6 was the testcase -- and sometimes it can take a couple of months to get from testcase to next release. All good now. If you ever want to orphan this one, I'd be happy to pick it up. Keep up the good work!

pa314159 commented on 2020-04-09 12:16

@drankinatty please stop flagging this package as OOD and point to testing builds!

As I said it already, this is for the stable version.

If you need to experiment, use virtualbox-ext-oracle-5-test-build, but see the pinned comment there

drankinatty commented on 2020-04-07 02:47

For use with 5.6 kernel

# Maintainer: pappy <pappy _AT_ a s c e l i o n _DOT_ com>
# ...

pa314159 commented on 2019-12-08 16:46

Building this package will always bring the latest 5.2 stable version listed at


pa314159 commented on 2019-12-08 16:10

@drankinatty, those are test builds which I don't want to support because of their impact on the stability.

If you want to experiment with those builds you can use the package virtualbox-ext-oracle-5-test-build, but don't expect it to be up to date, the build number already changed to 135314.

drankinatty commented on 2019-12-06 07:58

Here is the current PKGBUILD for Oracle Testcase build for Linux 5.4

# Maintainer: pappy <pappy _AT_ a s c e l i o n _DOT_ com>
pkgdesc='Oracle VM VirtualBox Extension Pack 5.x'
conflicts=(virtualbox-ext-oracle virtualbox-ext-oracle-5.0)
# source=("$pkgver/Oracle_VM_VirtualBox_Extension_Pack-$pkgver.vbox-extpack")
# noextract=("Oracle_VM_VirtualBox_Extension_Pack-$pkgver.vbox-extpack")

prepare() {
        # shrink uneeded cpuarch
        [[ -d shrunk ]] || mkdir shrunk
        tar xfC "Oracle_VM_VirtualBox_Extension_Pack-$pkgver-${_build}.vbox-extpack" shrunk
        # tar xfC "Oracle_VM_VirtualBox_Extension_Pack-$pkgver.vbox-extpack" shrunk
        rm -r shrunk/{darwin*,solaris*,win*}
        tar -c --gzip --file shrunk.vbox-extpack -C shrunk .

package() {
        optdepends=('rdesktop: client to connect vm via RDP')
        install -Dm 644 shrunk.vbox-extpack \
                # "$pkgdir/usr/share/virtualbox/extensions/Oracle_VM_VirtualBox_Extension_Pack-$pkgver.vbox-extpack"
        install -Dm 644 shrunk/ExtPack-license.txt \

It will build fine after you build and install the virtualbox-bin-5 current building for the Oracle Testcase as well

drankinatty commented on 2019-12-03 07:04

Current testcase will support the Linux 5.4 kernel:

Along with the testcase for for:

pa314159 commented on 2019-05-16 12:17

Now with computed $pkgver...

drankinatty commented on 2019-05-15 23:32

Ah, I'll have to see what there is new :) 5.2.30 is out now, I updated virtualbox-bin-5, and rebuilt this with mods to this PKGBUILD. 5.2.30 supports the new Linux 5.1 kernel.

pa314159 commented on 2019-05-02 18:20

@drankinatty, that's not enough, there is more :)