[aur-general] VirtualBox in [community]

Ionuț Bîru ibiru at archlinux.org
Tue Dec 28 06:01:10 EST 2010

On 12/28/2010 05:40 AM, Ng Oon-Ee 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.
>> 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
> Oracle?

the whole point of splitting the usb 2.0 support was to have a gpl 
binary. If using their method to install that, the user have to agree to 
a license agreement


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