[aur-general] [deletion request] virtualbox_bin_additions is broken

Ionut Biru biru.ionut at gmail.com
Wed Nov 4 10:48:12 EST 2009

On 11/04/2009 05:37 PM, solsTiCe d'Hiver wrote:
> hi.
> there is this package in AUR
> http://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=14621 called
> virtualbox_bin_additions
> but it is severely broken
> - it uses sudo to mount an iso on a loopback device
> - it does not create a vboxadd user needed for the vboxadd service
> and there already are 2 packages in [community] for additions
> virtualbox-additions and virtualbox-ose-additions (with
> virtualbox-ose-additions-modules)
> so i think it could better be deleted.

virtualbox-additions, virtualbox-ose-additions and 
virtualbox-ose-additions-modules can be used _only_ with virtualbox-ose.

as i said in the comments, virtualbox_bin provides the iso for 
additional tools and can be used from virtualbox interface, 
Device->Install additional tools and then can be mounted inside of vm, 
along with ./VBoxsomething.run which compiles all the modules and all 
the stuff that needs to be added.

because there is an viable alternative and the build is using sudo i'll 
deleting right now.


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