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#1 2015-04-30 19:17:45

Registered: 2011-08-17
Posts: 16

Virtualbox 5.0

Hi all.

Virtualbox has released a beta of a new major version. I thought it might be appropriate to make a package in community-testing for this new release. In particular, I was having trouble with the old virtualbox-guest-utils 4.3.26-3 package while running Arch as a guest inside virtualbox 5.0.0_BETA2. Here's a patch that can be applied to virtualbox in ABS: . I've tested that it builds, and the resulting virtualbox-guest-utils package appears to function fine.

I don't know how to get a package into testing, so hopefully someone on this forum can help if this is appropriate.



#2 2015-04-30 19:56:57

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From: Ireland
Registered: 2004-07-21
Posts: 9,839

Re: Virtualbox 5.0

As a general rule, Arch doesn't package pre-releases of anything. The virtualbox maintainer may choose to put the 5.0.0 release in community-testing whenever it appears.

In the meantime, feel free to make virtualbox-beta packages and submit them to the AUR.


#3 2015-04-30 20:13:27

Registered: 2012-05-17
Posts: 5,219

Re: Virtualbox 5.0

You are also welcome to provide an unofficial user repository with binary packages that can be added to pacman.

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