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Re: VirtualBox: stretch-backports vs third-party repository


Thank you for your explanation.

> Debian friendliness, e.g. we take care of removing non-dfsg stuff, we use system
> libraries, as well as system tools to do stuff (e.g. we use dkms to build).
> [...]
> We don't pollute e.g. /opt to install guest tools, and a lot more.

So I'm going to install VirtualBox from stretch-backports. If I enter

    apt -t stretch-backports install virtualbox

the manpages package will be upgraded to the version found in
stretch-backports and packages like linux-headers will be taken from
stretch-backports. Is that the reason, that the VirtualBox wiki page
says, that the command

    apt install virtualbox

should be used?

Yannick Ihmels

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