Bastian Blank wrote: > On Fri, Oct 31, 2008 at 05:07:44PM +0100, Frans Pop wrote: >> Exactly because of the option of using custom built kernels, virtualbox >> does not depend on the Debian modules packages, but only recommends >> them (which IMO is correct: the Debian module package will be installed >> by default, but you can skip/remove it if you don't need it). > > No, it is not. Recommends are only tried during the first installation, > but this relation is version dependant. I guess one solution could be to have virtualbox-ose not depend on virtualbox-modules, but on virtualbox-ose-modules-$ABI. But I'd really hate for any solution to this to force me to install packages I don't use or need on the system. Maybe virtualbox could also build some empty dummy modules package that has a provides which always satisfies the virtualbox-ose-modules-$ABI.
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