VirtualBox 5.0 install on Tumbleweed

I’ve downloaded the VBOX rpm file for Opensuse x64 and when I attempt to install the VirtualBox rpm, it fails due to a missing lib:

p50:/home/gjjohnson/Service/Oracle/VirtualBox # rpm -i VirtualBox-5.0-5.0.20_106931_openSUSE132-1.x86_64.rpm
warning: VirtualBox-5.0-5.0.20_106931_openSUSE132-1.x86_64.rpm: Header V4 DSA/SHA1 Signature, key ID 98ab5139: NOKEY
error: Failed dependencies: is needed by VirtualBox-5.0-5.0.20_106931_openSUSE132-1.x86_64

I just migrated to a new Thinkpad P50 and was told I’d need the newer kernel in Tumbleweed to support some of the hardware on my P50.

I was previously using Opensuse 13.2 on a Thinkpad T530 and VirtualBox had no problems with that combination. . .

That’s the package for openSUSE 13.2, it doesn’t work in Tumbleweed as virtually everything has been upgraded meanwhile, libvpx in particular.

Unfortunately I don’t see any download for Tumbleweed on the homepage.

But VirtualBox is included in the distribution, just install the package included in Tumbleweed instead:

sudo zypper in virtualbox

Ignoring the missing libvpx1 package (i.e. pass “–nodeps” to rpm -i) should also work though, it is only needed for screen recording.