[aur-general] VirtualBox in [community]

Heiko Baums lists at baums-on-web.de
Tue Dec 28 06:59:33 EST 2010

Am Tue, 28 Dec 2010 12:09:15 +0100
schrieb Dieter Plaetinck <dieter at plaetinck.be>:

> I would rename as follows:
> virtualbox-additions -> virtualbox-additions-image
> virtualbox-guest-additions -> virtualbox-additions
> or to be extra clear:
> virtualbox-additions -> virtualbox-guest-additions-image
> virtualbox-guest-additions stays virtualbox-guest-additions

I would suggest these names as they are clearer:

virtualbox-additions -> virtualbox-guest-additions

This implies that these are the additions for all supported guests and
it's Oracle's official name for that. It's delivered by Oracle as an iso
anyway. So no need for an additional -image or -iso in the name.

virtualbox-additions could be confused with virtualbox-ext-oracle.

virtualbox-guest-additions -> virtualbox-arch-guest-additions,
virtualbox-guest-arch-additions or something like that

This would explain that those additions are at least Arch specific.

The package descriptions should, of course, emphasize this.


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