[Pkg-virtualbox-devel] How do you build the

Michael Meskes meskes at debian.org
Wed Oct 22 15:59:31 UTC 2008

On Wed, Oct 22, 2008 at 08:13:54AM -0500, Joseph Rawson wrote:
> It seems that the binary modules won't even be available anymore.

No this should/will be changed. It just was a problem for that upload. I fully
expect the next upload to include virtualbox-ose again.

> > > own modules before using the application.  Waiting for the user to
> > > discover this after the application is running isn't really good (I will
> > > help with this and write the template if y'all want to do this).
> >
> > This is the very nature of a -source package.
> >
> I don't really understand this response.

All -source packages are there for the user to build the module package if the
provided one (if there is one) does not really help. I don't see a reason for a
note there. Besides this is definitely not something debconf should be used

> I'm very happy that you took the time to respond to this mail.  I was getting 
> the feeling that I would just be ignored, and that expressing some 
> disappointment on this list would make me "persona non grata".  I am not the 
> type of person who just complains and expects things to be done.  I am very 
> willing to help in any means that I am able to.

Don't worry, I was travelling (PGDay) and I guess the others failed to find
time to answer either.


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