[vbox-dev] Co-existence of distribution-installed Guest Additions and Oracle-provided ones

Michael Thayer michael.thayer at oracle.com
Sat Jun 17 08:33:07 GMT 2017

Hello Gianfranco,

(Sorry, forgot to CC you on the last message.)

16.06.2017 11:46, Michael Thayer wrote:
[Discussion of building different Additions versions.]
>>> And while we are on the subject, is it worth looking at things that we
>>> (the team at Oracle) could do to make the Additions easier to package?
>>> That also extends to the main software to some extent, as our Linux
>>> packaging is one of the too many things I am involved in.
>> I don't know, an upstream build system might be nice to have.
>> For now we have two guest-packages
> As in one which produces .deb packages?  If not, what did you have in mind?

Actually I can just take a look at your current packaging scripts and
that should give me an idea of what, if anything, can be optimised.


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