[aur-general] VirtualBox in [community]

Heiko Baums lists at baums-on-web.de
Mon Dec 27 07:56:59 EST 2010

In the [community] repo there are the following packages in addition to
the package virtualbox 4.0.0-2:

virtualbox-additions 4.0.0-1 (any)
virtualbox-guest-additions 4.0.0-2 (i686 and x86_64)
virtualbox-guest-modules 4.0.0-2 (i686 and x86_64)

In ABS there's only virtualbox-additions.

What is what package? And is virtualbox-additions a duplicate of
virtualbox-guest-additions? If yes, it would be nice, if this could be
removed from [community] without moving it to AUR.

And it would be nice if virtualbox-ext-oracle
(http://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=44761) would be moved to
[community], too, so that virtualbox is completely in [community] with
all its features.

And, btw., does it really make sense to split virtualbox? I mean in
most cases the virtualbox-guest-additions and virtualbox-guest-modules
are needed for running virtualbox or the guests anyway.


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