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

Marcus Hüwe suse-tux at gmx.de
Wed Jan 31 20:12:50 GMT 2007


thanks for your answer!

On 2007-01-31 20:09:06 +0100, 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 :)
No there's no technical reason not to install it into /opt i just don't
like it:)
In my opinion it's better to install everything into the "right" dirs.

> 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.
Yep that's why i asked. I wanted to start packaging virtualbox (the svn
snapshots) in the opensuse buildservice. I already have some working rpms
for (open)suse around but they still need a bit "fine-tuning";)


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