[vbox-dev] integrating virtualbox better into a linux system
suse-tux at gmx.de
Wed Jan 31 12:12:50 PST 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
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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