[vbox-dev] Ubuntu package for headless installation

Dominik Springer dcs-lists-gmane.comp.emulators.virtualbox.devel-201101132030 at s-up.org
Thu Jan 13 11:42:33 PST 2011


For VirtualBox headless usage, libs for qt, x and sdl are not required. Anyway
latest Virtualbox package for Ubuntu has those in its dependency list.
Dependencies are handled very strict by the package management system and I see
no option to ignore dependencies during installation. Would it be an option to
have another package for headless setup with different dependencies? 

Suggestions and comments welcome!

Package information:
Package: virtualbox-4.0
Version: 4.0.0-69151~Ubuntu~maverick
Architecture: amd64
Maintainer: Oracle Corporation <info at virtualbox.org>
Depends: libc6 (>= 2.11), libcurl3 (>= 7.16.2-1), libgcc1 (>= 1:4.1.1),
libgl1-mesa-glx | libgl1, libpng12-0 (>= 1.2.13-4), libpython2.6 (>= 2.6),
libqt4-network (>= 4:4.5.3), libqt4-opengl (>= 4:4.5.3), libqtcore4 (>=
4:4.7.0~beta1), libqtgui4 (>= 4:4.7.0~beta1), libsdl1.2debian (>= 1.2.10-1),
libssl0.9.8 (>= 0.9.8m-1), libstdc++6 (>= 4.4.0), libx11-6, libxcursor1 (>>
1.1.2), libxext6, libxinerama1, libxml2 (>= 2.7.4), libxmu6, libxt6, zlib1g (>=
1:1.1.4), psmisc, adduser
Recommends: libasound2, libpulse0, libsdl-ttf2.0-0, dkms, linux-headers, gcc,
make, binutils, libhal1 (>= 0.5), pdf-viewer, libgl1, python-central

Where to find the package:


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