virtualbox dependency

Gianfranco Costamagna costamagnagianfranco at
Thu Dec 4 09:19:01 UTC 2014


I talked with Ritesh, the debian maintainer.

dkms is a Dependency, and virtualbox-dkms correctly depends on dkms.

For just virtualbox, virtualbox-dkms | virtualbox-source is defined as

Because there can be users who hand compile drivers.

The real problem lies with dkms:


(who comaintain virtualbox since some weeks)

>Actually this has happened on some ubuntu systems. Perhaps this has >been
>fixed already
>On Thu, Dec 4, 2014 at 1:47 AM, Scott Kitterman <ubuntu at >>
>> The virtualbox package recommends virtualbox-dkms.  On an Ubuntu
>system in
>> it's default configuration that would mean that anytime you installed
>> virtualbox or virtualbox-qt, virtualbox-dkms would be installed.  If
>> doesn't do that, you should probably take this up with Mint >developers.
>> It's
>> not an Ubuntu issue.
>> Scott K

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