How to Add VirtualBox Rpm Repository

November 30, 2019 | By the+gnu+linux+evangelist.

GNU/Linux Enabling Rpm VirtualBox Repo

Hi! This Tutorial shows you Step-by-Step How to Add VirtualBox Dnf/Yum/Zypper Rpm Repository on GNU/Linux Desktops.

And VirtualBox is a General-Purpose Full Virtualizer for x86 Hardware, targeted at Server, Desktop and Embedded use.

Finally, this Guide is Valid for All the Rpm Based Distros like:

  • Fedora
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux
  • CentOS
  • Rocky Linux
  • AlmaLinux
  • Oracle Enterprise Linux
  • openSUSE
  • SLES
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  1. 1. Terminal QuickStart

    How to QuickStart with Command Line on GNU/Linux

    Command Line Easy QuickStart
  2. 2. Adding Repository

    Then to Add VirtualBox Rpm Repository
    For Fedora/Mageia simply run:

    sudo dnf config-manager --add-repo http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/rpm/fedora/virtualbox.repo

    Instead, for CentOS/Red Hat use:

    sudo yum-config-manager --add-repo http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/rpm/rhel/virtualbox.repo
    If it’s Missing for the Latest OS Release then you have to amend it manually Setting it to the Previous one, so for instance on Fedora or RHEL based:
    sudo nano /etc/yum.repos.d/virtualbox.repo
    Ctrl+x to Save & Exit from nano Editor.

    And finally, for SUSE based first Get Oracle VirtualBox Signing Key

    Get VirtualBox GPG Key

    Next Import the GPG Key with:

    sudo rpm --import ~/Downloads/oracle_vbox.asc
    

    Then make a VirtualBox Repo:

    sudo nano /etc/zypper/repos.d/virtualbox.repo
    

    And for openSUSE < 15.1 append:

    [virtualbox]
    name=VirtualBox for openSUSE $releasever - $basearch
    baseurl=http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/rpm/opensuse/$releasever/$basearch
    type=yum/nenabled=1
    priority=120/nautorefresh=1
    gpgcheck=1
    gpgkey=https://www.virtualbox.org/download/oracle_vbox.asc
    keeppackages=0
    

    Ctrl+x to Save & Exit from nano Editor.
    And finally, Refresh the Repos with:

    sudo zypper refresh
  3. 3. Installing VirtualBox

    Finally, to Install VirtualBox Rpm GNU/Linux

    VirtualBox .rpm Installation Guide

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