[vbox-dev] integrating virtualbox better into a linux system
michael at innotek.de
Wed Jan 31 11:09:06 PST 2007
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.
Marcus Hüwe wrote:
> are there any plans to integrate virtualbox better into a (linux) system?
> At the moment everything has to be installed into one dir (for instance
> /opt/vbox) otherwise it doesn't work because it expects that everything (well
> at least the most of the xpcom stuff) exists in the same dir in which the
> binary is lying. This makes it impossible to install the binaries
> to /usr/bin, the xpcom stuff and libs to /usr/lib/vbox for instance.
> So is there a chance to get rid of this behaviour (e.g. using autotools?;) ).
> (I'm also willing to help).
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