I would like to subscribe to the following Oracle yum repository so I can install virtual box guest additions packages.


Where can I find the .repo file URL in order for me to add this to my Oracle Linux subscription list?

Edit: I am already subscribed to the Oracle public yum repo

[root@localhost yum.repos.d]# yum repolist
Loaded plugins: langpacks, ulninfo
repo id               repo name                 status
ol6_UEK_latest/x86_64 Latest Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel for Oracle Lin   820
ol6_latest/x86_64     Oracle Linux 7Server Latest (x86_64)                 11,323
ol7_UEKR5/x86_64      Latest Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel Release 5 for     108
ol7_latest/x86_64     Oracle Linux 7Server Latest (x86_64)                11,688
repolist: 23,939

[root@localhost yum.repos.d]# yum search vbox
Loaded plugins: langpacks, ulninfo
============================== N/S matched: vbox ===============================
isdn4k-utils-vboxgetty.x86_64 : ISDN voice box (getty)

Name and summary matches only, use "search all" for everything.

2 Answers 2


On the same web server there is a page which describe very well the process.

To configure CentOS, Red Hat Enterprise Linux or Scientific Linux with Oracle Linux yum server:

To convert your system to Oracle Linux, see these instructions for switching from CentOS. To install individual packages from Oracle Linux yum server, begin by importing the Oracle Linux GPG key based on these instructions. Then, download and copy the appropriate yum configuration file in place, by running the following commands as root:

Oracle Linux 7

# cd /etc/yum.repos.d
# wget https://yum.oracle.com/public-yum-ol7.repo
Oracle Linux 7 for ARM (aarch64)

# cd /etc/yum.repos.d
# wget https://yum.oracle.com/aarch64/public-yum-ol7.repo
Oracle Linux 6

# cd /etc/yum.repos.d
# wget https://yum.oracle.com/public-yum-ol6.repo
Oracle Linux 5

# cd /etc/yum.repos.d
# wget https://yum.oracle.com/public-yum-el5.repo
Oracle Linux 4, Update 6 or Newer
# cd /etc/yum.repos.d
# mv Oracle-Base.repo Oracle-Base.repo.disabled
# wget https://yum.oracle.com/public-yum-el4.repo

By default, the latest repository is enabled. If you want to change the default, you can enable an alternative repository by editing the yum configuration file. Open the yum configuration file in a text editor Locate the section in the file for the repository want to enable, e.g. [public_ol6_addons] Change enabled=0 to enabled=1

  • I already appear to be subscribed to that repo. See edit in original post.
    – jthomp
    Dec 9, 2018 at 16:34
  • @jthomp, yes, you are already subscribed. If you have other problem please create new question for it. Dec 9, 2018 at 16:40
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    I am already subscribed to the oracle public repo, but this is not the repo that I am looking to subscribe to. I am looking to subscribe to the ol7 developer repo. Anyway, I fixed the problem by manually adding the entry into the yum.conf file.
    – jthomp
    Dec 9, 2018 at 16:44

I fixed this by adding the entry manually into the yum.conf file.

This Oracle blog helped

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