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Old 30th October 2009, 04:41 AM
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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

sudo rpm --import sun_vbox.asc
or combine downloading and registering:
wget -q http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/debian/sun_vbox.asc -O- | rpm --import -
The key fingerprint is
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
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.

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Old 30th October 2009, 08:49 AM
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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.
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Old 30th October 2009, 10:02 AM
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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.
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Old 1st November 2009, 05:40 PM
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Great, Fedora is simply the best!!!
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Old 1st November 2009, 05:48 PM
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Excellent. Thanks Demz.
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Old 2nd November 2009, 02:23 AM
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Thanks for sharing Demz, fantastic, its about time.
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