Ticket #5271 (closed defect: obsolete)
RHEL5 Yum repository incorrectly setup
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Description (last modified by frank) (diff)
The VirtualBox Yum virtualbox.repo file used the variable $releasever to select the appropriate repository location. $releasever is set to either 5Client or 5Server in Redhat Enterprise Linux 5, not the generic release value of 5
The directory layout for the RHEL repo should have symlinks created for 5Client and 5Server to 5 on the download site ( http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/rpm/rhel/) for it to work.
Also because the repository has not split up the repository with the base architecture (i586/x86_64) in the path the documentation should be updated on the download page to specify the architecture when installing through yum (eg, yum install VirtualBox on a 64bit machine will attempt to install the i386 version, you must specify yum install VirtualBox.x86_64 to install the 64bit version)