[arch-dev-public] DKMS modules for virtualbox

Bartłomiej Piotrowski bpiotrowski at archlinux.org
Sun Mar 6 11:44:45 UTC 2016

On 2016-03-06 12:41, Allan McRae wrote:
> Why are we no longer shipping virtualbox modules pre-build?  What are
> the advantages from a user perspective?  Is this happening for any other
> modules?
> Bad things I see:
> 1) pre pacman-5.0 updates unsupported without any prior notification
> 2) notification of need for linux headers is only given (optional dep)
> in update that needs them for building.  There is no reason given why
> they are optional dependencies.  There is no notification that the build
> did not go ahead at the end of the transaction.
> 3) Update is now a lot slower (and this is repeated over a lot of users)
> 4) additional download/install size (linux headers + module source).
> Is there a single advantage for our *users* using the two kernels in [core]?
> Allan

5) As an end user, I don't want to have compiler or kernel headers


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