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Re: [opensuse-factory] Poll of VirtualBox users
On 19/03/2020 21:51, Ben Greiner wrote:

Am 19.03.20 um 21:38 schrieb Vojtěch Zeisek:

Dne čtvrtek 19. března 2020 21:29:19 CET, Larry Finger napsal(a):
A user just contributed a script that downloads and installs the extension
pack for VirtualBox. I would like to get the sense of VB users regarding
implementation of this script in the post-install routine for the openSUSE
I might be missing something, but the add-on You are supposed to install in
the quest OS, aren't You? So If I install e.g. Windows (poke) in VB... I
the script wouldn't be able to install the VB add-ons on that guest Windows,
would it? So... I might be missing the point of it...? Otherwise, anything
simplifying getting guest add-ons to installed VM is fine. :-)

No, it's the extension pack for the host system with their own license that
you have to download from the Oracle Website in order to activate some

And I don't think having an automatic download from a third-party website is
something Oracle or the OpenSUSE users would appreciate.


Providing a way to ease the installation of the extension pack is fine
by me (although the current process didn't strike me as particularly
difficult), but I would definitely not call it automatically after the
installation of VBox itself. I'm sure I'm not the only one using VBox in
a professional setting: in this context, you have to be very careful
about sticking to the letter of the license.

Just my 2¢

Ph. A.


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