[arch-general] Missing Dependency virtualbox-host-dkms

Ralf Mardorf silver.bullet at zoho.com
Sun Mar 6 17:06:19 UTC 2016

On Sun, 6 Mar 2016 17:12:47 +0100, Chr1s via arch-general wrote:
>Is it possible to add the `linux-headers' package as a dependency for
>the `virtualbox-host-dkms' package or miss I something?


you miss that the official provided linux and linux-lts headers are
already optional dependencies

[rocketmouse at archlinux ~]$ pacman -Qi virtualbox-host-dkms | grep -A1 Optional\ D
Optional Deps   : linux-headers [installed]

and an example from one of my bash histories

[root at archlinux rocketmouse]# grep dkms ~/.bash_history | grep 5
dkms remove -m vboxhost -v 5.0.12 --all 
dkms install vboxhost/5.0.14 -k 4.3.3-3-ARCH/x86_64 && dkms install vboxhost/5.0.14 -k 4.0.4-rt1-1-rt/x86_64 && dkms install vboxhost/5.0.14 -k 3.10.61-rt65-1-rt-lts/x66_64

as you can see, a kernel not necessarily is provided by official
repositories so you can not make such headers hard dependencies and I
not necessarily have linux or linux-lts from official repositories
installed at all, so I also don't want to be forced to install the


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