[arch-general] virtualbox-bin aur - vboxdrv -> dkms -> confusion...

Sébastien Luttringer seblu at seblu.net
Tue Jun 5 17:50:47 EDT 2012

On Tue, Jun 5, 2012 at 11:20 PM, Genes MailLists <lists at sapience.com> wrote:
>  Is there a benefit to the AUR version over the Community version? They
> should be feature equivalent now.

Most features should be the same as non-free code is in
virtualbox-ext-oracle[1]. Using community version is recommended.

There is small differences like:
- module compilation via dkms (useful with non-upstream kernel). But
you also can use dkms-virtualbox with community package.
- virtualbox-bin is compiled by Oracle and shipped with compatible Qt
libraries. Once it made the difference.

[1] http://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=44761
[2] http://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=55155

Sébastien "Seblu" Luttringer

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