[arch-general] virtualbox-bin aur - vboxdrv -> dkms -> confusion...
David C. Rankin
drankinatty at suddenlinkmail.com
Tue Jun 5 16:16:59 EDT 2012
I just updated virtualbox-bin from aur to 4.1.16 and I'm confused by the
drop of the /etc/rc.d/vboxdrv init script. After building and installing the
package I received the warning:
==> This version drop vboxdrv initscript.
==> Please change to dkms instead of vboxdrv in DAEMONS in rc.conf.
So I read the https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Virtualbox that
explained the switch to dkms allows auto-generation of the virtualbox module
on kernel update, but didn't really help me understand what I need to do to
manually rebuild the vboxdrv module. The wiki references a 'vboxbuild' that
does not exist in the virtualbox-bin package from aur. So how do I rebuild the
module manually in this case?
Also, since I don't really want the module autogenerated, do I even need
dkms in the DAEMONS line of rc.conf?
What I want to do is just leave MODULES=(vboxdrv), but I need to know how
to build the module? What say the experts?
I know I'm missing something simple, I just want to make sure I can build
the module when I need to. Thanks.
David C. Rankin, J.D.,P.E.
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