Including VirtualBox guest drivers in trusty iso.

Dimitri John Ledkov xnox at
Fri Dec 20 12:11:28 UTC 2013


On 20 December 2013 10:04, Robie Basak <robie.basak at> wrote:
> On Fri, Dec 20, 2013 at 02:55:11PM +0530, staticd wrote:
>> The drivers (virtualbox-guest-dkms, virtualbox-guest-x11,
>> virtualbox-guest-utils) are in debian and ubuntu repos (universe) and total
>> to only 1.8MB.
> What about dependencies? DKMS packages need quite a bit of supporting
> infrastucture (toolchain, kernel headers, etc) in order to function. Are
> these all already shipped on the CD, too?

Yes, we do. All default desktop/server installation have matching
kernel-headers & toolchain as needed to compile DKMS modules. Also if
third-party drivers is ticked in ubiquity, ubuntu-drivers fetches and
installs dkms-modules and/or binary drivers as needed, based on
declared Modaliases. Looks like "virtualbox-guest-dkms" package
doesn't declare any Modaliases, maybe it should be integrated with
ubuntu-drivers, if possible.



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