[arch-general] Why does virtualbox-host-dkms have a hard dependency on linux-headers?

Kyle Terrien kyleterrien at gmail.com
Mon Mar 14 16:02:51 UTC 2016

Kyle Terrien wrote:
> I upgraded my desktop about 10 minutes ago, and it looks like
> virtualbox-host-dkms gained a new dependency: linux-headers.

As of virtualbox-host-dkms-5.0.16-3, linux-headers is an optional
dependency again:

$ pacman -Qi virtualbox-host-dkms 
Name            : virtualbox-host-dkms
Version         : 5.0.16-3
Description     : VirtualBox Host kernel modules sources
Architecture    : x86_64
URL             : http://virtualbox.org
Licenses        : GPL  custom
Groups          : None
Provides        : None
Depends On      : dkms  gcc  make
Optional Deps   : linux-headers: build modules against Arch kernel
                  linux-lts-headers: build modules against LTS kernel
                  linux-zen-headers: build modules against ZEN kernel
                  linux-grsec-headers: build modules against GRSEC kernel
Required By     : virtualbox
Optional For    : None
Conflicts With  : virtualbox-source  virtualbox-host-source
Replaces        : virtualbox-source  virtualbox-host-source
                  virtualbox-host-modules  virtualbox-host-modules-lts
Installed Size  : 10.23 MiB
Packager        : Sébastien Luttringer <seblu at seblu.net>
Build Date      : Sun 13 Mar 2016 01:24:45 PM PDT
Install Date    : Mon 14 Mar 2016 08:57:17 AM PDT
Install Reason  : Explicitly installed
Install Script  : Yes
Validated By    : Signature


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