[vbox-dev] Ubuntu package for headless installation

François Revol revol at free.fr
Thu Jan 13 15:32:54 PST 2011

Le 14 janv. 2011 à 00:15, Dominik Springer a écrit :
>> Are those strict dependencies or recommendations ?
>> There is an option on aptitude and other package manager to only install 
>> required dependencies and discard those that aren't necessary:
>> -R, --without-recommends
> Yes, libs for qt, sdl and x are depends.
> There are also recommends, but for kernel module creation, pdf-viewer and audio.

Ah ok :(

>> Maybe it could be broken down into vbox-common, vbox-headless, vbox-gui
>> or something? That is quite common practice on debian it seems.
> This idea sounds very good to me. Would this be an option?
> (I would propose a split in core, x and kernel module.)
> BTW, I really appreciate that the Ubuntu package includes the kernel module. On
> a headless minimal installation this is very convenient.

Usually they are regrouped in a virtual package that depend on them, so most people would just install "virtualbox", but those who want can only install the -common part and what they need.


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