[arch-general] VirtualBox

David Rosenstrauch darose at darose.net
Tue Apr 13 14:54:35 EDT 2010

On 04/13/2010 02:51 PM, Carlos Mennens wrote:
> I am really needing to install VirtualBox
> (http://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Linux_Downloads) on my Arch 64-bit
> machine. I noticed that there is obviously no official download for
> Arch specifically on their site. I then checked Pacman and it appears
> there is only a OSE (Open Source Addition) available for 32-bit (i686)
> systems only. My question is if I download the file from the vendor's
> site I linked above, can I simply not just install that manually on my
> Arch Linux 64-bit system or will I run into problems? The package I
> downloaded was called "VirtualBox-3.1.6-59338-Linux_amd64.run" which I
> assume is just a self contained installer with all the necessary
> downloads and required files.
> I am just trying to figure out that best solution for installing
> VirtualBox (PUEL) but if I have to, I can even deal with using the
> less-featured version (Open Source Edition) if it was available via
> Pacman...
> Thanks for any help / info!
> -Carlos

You can use the non-open-source version.  It's available (including for 
64-bit) from the AUR:




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