I'm installing CentOS as a VM on VirtualBox.

I've some problem with some package I want to install from RPF fusion repositories. I found VirtualBox-guest-additions-5.2.16-1.el7.x86_64 package references on this pages giving me that it is distributed by Distribution: RPM Fusion.

But when I run sudo yum search VirtualBox-guest-additions I got a No matches found.

My repolist seems to have rpmfusion's repo enabled:

[foobar@localhost ~]$ sudo yum repolist 
Modules complémentaires chargés : fastestmirror, langpacks
Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile
 * base: centos.crazyfrogs.org
 * epel: epel.besthosting.ua
 * extras: centos.crazyfrogs.org
 * rpmfusion-free-updates: fedora.tu-chemnitz.de
 * rpmfusion-nonfree-updates: fedora.tu-chemnitz.de
 * updates: centos.mirror.ate.info
id du dépôt                                          nom du dépôt                                                       statut
base/7/x86_64                                        CentOS-7 - Base                                                     9 911
epel/x86_64                                          Extra Packages for Enterprise Linux 7 - x86_64                     12 656
extras/7/x86_64                                      CentOS-7 - Extras                                                     370
rpmfusion-free-updates/x86_64                        RPM Fusion for EL 7 - Free - Updates                                  230
rpmfusion-nonfree-updates/x86_64                     RPM Fusion for EL 7 - Nonfree - Updates                                57

What can I check to understand why this package is not installabled?

  • You need an asterisk at the end of your search command. If not there it will only produce results if there's a package with that exact name (and there isn't). – GabrielaGarcia Aug 24 '18 at 21:00

You could always download the files directly from the repo;


Or why not use the official VirtualBox repo?

name=Fedora $releasever - $basearch - VirtualBox

That provides VirtualBox-5.2-5.2.8_121009_el7-1.x86_64.rpm which appears to be the most recent version for CentOS 7 x64.

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