Rebuild VirtualBox 4.1.18+ on ArchLinux

Some changes will be introduced in the next package release of virtualbox since v4.1.18

  • vboxbuild will be dropped in favor of upstream provided dkms config.
    (FS#30692) (FS#30749) (FS#28792)
  • vboxweb and vboxservice gain systemd service files (FS#30725)
  • vbox-service will be renamed into vboxservice and config file is now
    backuped. (FS#30692)
  • virtualbox-archlinux-additions add a new group named vboxsf (FS#30725)
  • a new package (virtualbox-archlinux-source) will allow compilation (via dkms) of virtualbox guest kernel modules.

That’s mean, the command vboxbuild won’t working anymore, to rebuild VirtualBox v4.1.18+ you need follow the steps below:

 $ dkms install vboxhost/4.1.18

or you can let dkms rc script compile/install/load your modules with

 $ rc.d start dkms

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