[vbox-dev] integrating virtualbox better into a linux system

Ismail Dönmez ismail at pardus.org.tr
Wed Jan 31 19:35:12 GMT 2007

On Wednesday 31 January 2007 21:09:06 Michael Thayer wrote:
> Hello Marcus,
> At the moment, we create links in /usr/bin to a script in the main
> VirtualBox directory.  Is there a particular reason not to install to
> /opt, as we do now?  Personally, I prefer applications which were not
> installed through my distributions package system to be put somewhere I
> can clearly see rather than scattered around my system.  That means that
> if the uninstaller doesn't work for some reason, I can remove them more
> easily (I know that that will not happen with VirtualBox of course :)
> I assume though that VirtualBox packages will soon start to appear in
> Linux distributions, and they will package them to best fit in with the
> rest of their system.

Well imho the biggest problem is starting XPCOM server before the main client. 
Can't VBox handle the XPCOM server startup itself?


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