[vbox-dev] Inclusion of the Guest Additions in Ubuntu 11.10 by default

Perry Halbert phalbert at cox.net
Tue Aug 30 12:28:22 PDT 2011

Squeeze came with the VirtualBox guest additions pre-installed, I 
thought wheezy did to but wouldn't bet money on it without installing again.
So does openSUSE.

Perhaps that is what Alexey was talking about.

In any case trying to install the additions from VBox there is a warning 
to remove the current ones first.
So there is a mechanism to verify.

On 08/30/2011 01:38 PM, Felix Geyer wrote:
> On 30.08.2011 18:21, Michael Thayer wrote:
>> One of the things I am worried about is situations like when the system
>> has installed some old Additions version and the user installs current
>> Additions following our instructions, and then the system does some
>> minor update, partly or fully overwriting our Additions and the end
>> result is not very pretty.
> The additions installer could detect if the distribution package is installed
> and offer to remove it.
> On 30.08.2011 19:00, Alexey Eromenko wrote:
>>> Do the other distributions do things like Ubuntu, or do they just
>>> install the package silently?
>> openSUSE, Debian and Mandriva just install GA silently. Yes, there is
>> a potential risk of over-writing new GA by doing minor update. (But so
>> far heard no complains about this from users)
> On Debian the guest additions package isn't silently installed.
> Users need to manually install it.
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