Virtualbox Repository Added Support For Ubuntu 14.04

May 2, 2014 — 2 Comments

The official Virtualbox repository now is ready for Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, which means you can install the app and receive updates from its repository by installing the regular system updates.

Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty has virtualbox 4.3.10, which is the latest so far, in its universe repository. Here’s how to add the official Virtualbox repository and keep it up-to-date in Ubuntu 14.04.

To add Virtualbox repository, press Ctrl+Alt+T on keyboard to open terminal and then run:

sudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list

Add the line below into the end and save the file.

deb trusty contrib

virtualbox repository ubuntu 14.04

Then run command to download and import the key:

wget -q -O- | sudo apt-key add -

That’s it. You’re now able to receive updates of vbox via Software Updater:

software updater ubuntu 14.04

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2 responses to Virtualbox Repository Added Support For Ubuntu 14.04

  1. I am running ubuntu 14.4 kde mint
    and my path looks like this:

    there are several files ending with .list in this folder.
    Is there a specific name for the .list file for virtualbox?

    thanks in advance

  2. I am getting this error when I run the “wget” command you mentioned above in Ubuntu 14.10
    “gpg: no valid OpenPGP data found.”

    Could you please help me? I have Virtualbox version 4.3.14 installed.

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