Fedora Linux Support Community & Resources Center

Go Back   FedoraForum.org > Fedora Resources > Guides & Solutions (No Questions)
FedoraForum Search

Forgot Password? Join Us!

Guides & Solutions (No Questions) Post your guides here (No links to Blogs accepted). You can also append your comments/questions to a guide, but don't start a new thread to ask a question. Use another forum for that.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1  
Old 30th October 2009, 04:41 AM
Demz
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
windows_98_nt_2000firefox
VirtualBox YUM repo

Starting with VirtualBox 3.0.10 we provide a yum-style repository for Fedora/RHEL/openSUSE. Furthemore, all .rpm packages are signed. The Sun public key for rpm can be downloaded here You can add this key (not necessary for yum users, see below!) with

Code:
sudo rpm --import sun_vbox.asc
or combine downloading and registering:
Code:
wget -q http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/debian/sun_vbox.asc -O- | rpm --import -
The key fingerprint is
Code:
AF45 1228 01DA D613 29EF  9570 DCF9 F87B 6DFB CBAE
Sun Microsystems, Inc. (xVM VirtualBox archive signing key) <info@virtualbox.org>
After importing the public key, the package signature can be checked with
Code:
rpm --checksig PACKAGE_NAME
Note that importing the key is not necessary for yum users (Fedora/RHEL/CentOS) when using one of the virtualbox.repo files from below as yum downloads and imports the public key automatically''

The package signature is checked by yum/zypper as well:

Users of Fedora can add the Fedora repo File to /etc/yum.repos.d/ (11.92 aka rawhide is currently a link to 12).

Note: Users of Fedora/Mandriva might want to install the dkms package (not available on openSUSE) to ensure that the VirtualBox host kernel modules (vboxdrv, vboxnetflt and vboxnetadp) are properly updated if the linux kernel version changes during the next kernel update.

http://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Linux_Downloads
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 30th October 2009, 08:49 AM
adrianx Offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: South Africa
Posts: 954
linuxfedorafirefox
I've been using it for a week or two now. It's so much more convenient. There's an update (for me) happening right now - VirtualBox-3.0.10_54097_fedora11-1.x86_64.
__________________
Registered Linux User 460110
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 30th October 2009, 10:02 AM
glennzo Online
Un-Retired Administrator
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Salem, Mass USA
Age: 57
Posts: 14,768
linuxfedorafirefox
A timely addition to the arsenal available to Fedora users. Always had to make a small side trip to rebuild the VirtualBox modules whenever there's a new kernel. Won't necessarily have to do that any more and we get the updated packages whenever they're available.

Edit: Still need to bring in kernel-PAE-devel and Development Tools before the module will compile.
__________________
Glenn
The Bassinator © ®

[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
Laptop: Just a couple of old single core units
Desktop: BioStar MCP6PB M2+ / AMD Phenom 9750 Quad Core / 4GB / Kingston HyperX 3K SSD 240GB SATA 3.0 / 1TB SATA / EVGA GeForce 8400 GS 1GB

Last edited by glennzo; 30th October 2009 at 11:23 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 1st November 2009, 04:40 PM
croweland Offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 5
linuxfedorafirefox
Great, Fedora is simply the best!!!
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 1st November 2009, 04:48 PM
scottro Offline
Retired Community Manager -- Banned from Texas by popular demand.
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: NYC
Posts: 8,142
linuxopera
Excellent. Thanks Demz.
__________________
--
http://home.roadrunner.com/~computertaijutsu

Do NOT PM forum members with requests for technical support. Ask your questions on the forum.


"I don't know why there is the constant push to break any semblance of compatibility" --anon
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 2nd November 2009, 01:23 AM
marcrblevins Offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Texas
Age: 43
Posts: 4,168
linuxfedorafirefox
Thanks for sharing Demz, fantastic, its about time.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
repo, virtualbox, yum

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
VirtualBox won't run in F11 BlownCPU Alpha, Beta & Snapshots Discussions (Fedora 11 Only) 19 19th May 2009 09:23 PM
VirtualBox in repo,s Dangermouse Alpha, Beta & Snapshots Discussions (Fedora 11 Only) 3 3rd May 2009 08:07 PM
virtualbox and 3D bee Using Fedora 5 4th February 2009 08:59 PM
virtualbox on 64 bit f9 weeman7007 Using Fedora 2 1st June 2008 12:29 PM
how to add the core source repo to the list of repo ? mounterriver Using Fedora 2 28th October 2006 11:52 PM


Current GMT-time: 09:33 (Friday, 24-10-2014)

TopSubscribe to XML RSS for all Threads in all ForumsFedoraForumDotOrg Archive
logo

All trademarks, and forum posts in this site are property of their respective owner(s).
FedoraForum.org is privately owned and is not directly sponsored by the Fedora Project or Red Hat, Inc.

Privacy Policy | Term of Use | Posting Guidelines | Archive | Contact Us | Founding Members

Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2012, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

FedoraForum is Powered by RedHat
Bang Len Travel Photos - Reutov Instagram Photos - Felege Neway Travel Photos on Instagram