virtualbox vs. virtualbox-nonfree

Bill bstanle at
Fri Dec 1 02:41:02 UTC 2017

On 11/30/2017 08:39 PM, Oliver Grawert wrote:
> hi,
> Am Donnerstag, den 30.11.2017, 12:43 -0500 schrieb Bill:
>> Hi,
>> I have a simple question about something I saw in the Mint
>> repository.
>> There are two versions of virtualbox there.  One is virtualbox and
>> the
>> other is virtualbox-nonfree.  What is the difference?
> this is an old and obsolete packaging split that has long been dropped
> in the ubuntu archive, you should perhaps ask in a mint forum/mailing
> list why they keep it around, in ubuntu that free/nonfree distinction
> does not exist anymore ...
> ciao
> 	oli
WS=> Thanks for the information.  I guess that I should upgrade to the 
virtualxob-nonfree version.

One more question, would it be best if I completely erase the old 
virtualbox before installing the new version or would just installing 
virtualbox-nonfree just supersede the older version.  I'm guessing that 
since they have different names, it would be best to delete the old 
version first.

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