[aur-general] VirtualBox in [community]

Ionuț Bîru ibiru at archlinux.org
Tue Dec 28 05:59:45 EST 2010

On 12/28/2010 12:55 PM, Dieter Plaetinck wrote:
> On Tue, 28 Dec 2010 11:40:31 +0800
> Ng Oon-Ee<ngoonee at gmail.com>  wrote:
>> 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.
> why not call the former virtualbox-additions-image or something?
> a name like that is miles clearer, imho.
> Dieter

historical reasons and i didn't bothered changing. I admit that now 
virtualbox-additions 4.0.0-1 doesn't have a good description but that 
was fixed in trunk.

the name of the package doesn't really matter. Descriptions are 
important in this case.


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