Problem with Pack-6.1.28.vbox-extpack

I just updated my system. I run with stable and MATE Desktop. But get this error while building the package Oracle_VM_VirtualBox_Extension_Pack-6.1.28.vbox-extpack

[2021-10-24T10:07:41+0200] [ALPM-SCRIPTLET] 0%...
[2021-10-24T10:07:41+0200] [ALPM-SCRIPTLET] Progress state: NS_ERROR_FAILURE
[2021-10-24T10:07:41+0200] [ALPM-SCRIPTLET] VBoxManage: error: Failed to install "/usr/share/virtualbox/extensions/Oracle_VM_VirtualBox_Extension_Pack-6.1.28.vbox-extpack"
[2021-10-24T10:07:41+0200] [ALPM-SCRIPTLET] VBoxManage: error: VBoxExtPackRegister returned VERR_VERSION_MISMATCH, pReg=0000000000000000 ErrInfo='Helper version mismatch - expected 0x30000 got 0x3'
[2021-10-24T10:07:41+0200] [ALPM-SCRIPTLET] VBoxManage: error: Details: code NS_ERROR_FAILURE (0x80004005), component ExtPackManagerWrap, interface IExtPackManager
[2021-10-24T10:07:41+0200] [ALPM-SCRIPTLET] VBoxManage: error: Context: "RTEXITCODE handleExtPack(HandlerArg*)" at line 1424 of file VBoxManageMisc.cpp

This is because the 6.1.28.vbox-extpack from the AUR is newer than the VirtualBox 6.1.26 version from the official Manjaro repo. The AUR is usually faster with updated versions.

Two options:

  • Wait until the VirtualBox version from the official Manjaro repo is updated to 6.1.28


  • Uninstall the AUR version and get the matching extension pack from the VirtualBox website directly. Install the downloades version with

sudo VBoxManage extpack install Oracle_VM_VirtualBox_Extension_Pack-6.1.26.vbox-extpack

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I removed 6.1.28.vbox-extpack from the AUR. And retrieved Oracle_VM_VirtualBox_Extension_Pack-6.1.26.vbox-extpack from ther website, Open VirtualBox and installed the package, so now it’s okay

I had the same problem with the latest Manjaro update. Thanks for the solution.

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