[aur-general] VirtualBox in [community]

Ng Oon-Ee ngoonee at gmail.com
Mon Dec 27 22:40:31 EST 2010

On Mon, 2010-12-27 at 13:56 +0100, Heiko Baums wrote:
> 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.

virtualbox-additions is the iso to install guest additions inside the
virtual machine (win or any linux), virtualbox-guest-additions is to
install the additions inside an Arch guest.
> 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.

Isn't there licensing issues with these? Or have those been resolved by

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