[arch-general] Upcoming changes to virtualbox

Sébastien Luttringer seblu at seblu.net
Sun Jul 22 20:01:46 EDT 2012


Some changes will be introduced in the next package release of virtualbox.

- vboxbuild will be dropped in favor of upstream provided dkms config.
(FS#30692) (FS#30749) (FS#28792)
  You will be able to build your virtualbox modules by running
    $ dkms install vboxhost/4.1.18
  or you can let dkms rc script compile/install/load your modules with
    $ rc.d start dkms
- vboxweb and vboxservice gain systemd service files (FS#30725)
- vbox-service will be renamed into vboxservice and config file is now
backuped. (FS#30692)
- virtualbox-archlinux-additions add a new group named vboxsf (FS#30725)
- a new package (virtualbox-archlinux-source) will allow compilation
(via dkms) of virtualbox guest kernel modules.


Sébastien "Seblu" Luttringer

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