New VirtualBox-4.3 has broken dependency

I am trying to install the new VirtualBox-4.3 on my new opensuse 13.1 distro on my laptop.

I get the following error:

# zypper in VirtualBox-4.3
Loading repository data...
Reading installed packages...
Resolving package dependencies...

Problem: nothing provides needed by VirtualBox-4.3-4.3.6_91406_openSUSE114-1.x86_64
 Solution 1: do not install VirtualBox-4.3-4.3.6_91406_openSUSE114-1.x86_64
 Solution 2: break VirtualBox-4.3-4.3.6_91406_openSUSE114-1.x86_64 by ignoring some of its dependencies

Choose from above solutions by number or cancel [1/2/c] (c): 

I don’t think this has anything to do with it being opensuse 13.1, because I had the same problem in 12.3, but I didn’t have time to troubleshoot it. I was hoping the would have been somewhere in the repos, but it ain’t.

I always like to run the Virtual Box that comes from oracle rather than the packaged versions in the opensuse repos, as I have heard it gives greater flexibility. Anyone have any idea how to find this needed dependency and so install the latest version of virtual box?


Box #1: 12.3 | KDE 4.10 | AMD Phenom IIX4 | 64 | 16GB
Box #2: 12.3 | KDE 4.10 | AMD Athlon X3 | 64 | 4GB
Laptop: 13.1 | KDE 4.10 | Core i7-2620M | 64 | 8GB

That’s because 13.1 has libvpx1, maybe you need to contact Oracle and advise them to update the package?

I would imagine the openSUSE version is built against libvpx1 for both 13.1 and 12.3, libvpx0 was in 12.2.

Ahh your installing a version built for openSUSE 11.4…

There is a 12.3 version in their download area;

On 01/12/2014 02:16 PM, malcolmlewis wrote:
> There is a 12.3 version in their download area;
Thanks! That did the trick!

Box #1: 12.3 | KDE 4.11 | AMD Phenom IIX4 | 64 | 16GB
Box #2: 12.3 | KDE 4.11 | AMD Athlon X3 | 64 | 4GB
Laptop: 13.1 | KDE 4.11 | Core i7-2620M | 64 | 8GB

I am using the following repository to install VirtualBox:

Information for package virtualbox:

Repository: Virtualbox
Name: virtualbox
Version: 4.3.28-152.8
Arch: x86_64
Vendor: obs://
Installed: Yes
Status: out-of-date (version 4.3.28-148.3 installed)

Can no longer update because of libvpx, and my openSUSE 13.2 has installed libvpx1 instead.

Well, that thread originally was about the virtualbox package from, and the problem was caused by trying to install the 11.4 version on 12.3/13.1.

That repo builds against Factory (because Kernel:stable builds against Factory), which already has libvpx2 (only).
You could install libvpx2 on 13.2 from the multimedia:libs repo:

Other workarounds that spring to mind:

  • Install virtualbox from instead (they even offer an openSUSE repo), but this will require you to recompile the kernel module after each kernel update (run “/etc/init.d/vboxdrv setup”). If you do this, remove all openSUSE virtualbox packages first.
  • Use the 13.2 repo:
    This will only work with the 3.16.x Kernel included in 13.2 though. As you seem to use the one from Kernel:stable, you’d either need to switch back to 3.16.7, or install the package virtualbox-host-source, this contains the kernel module source code and allows you to compile it for any kernel.

In case people find this via Google or something:
This is an old thread, and it is closed.
Your problem is likely not related to the things discussed here.

And if you do want to use VirtualBox, please consider installing the package included in the distribution.
That one should work, and it will be updated automatically too.