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Re: Finding correct component for Virtual Box / Debian / screen resolution issue

On Sat, Aug 03, 2013 at 11:49:57AM +0200, Paul Wise wrote:
> This will mean that installs using d-i will automatically install
> virtualbox-guest-x11/virtualbox-guest-dkms. It also means that when
> you move a physical machine into VirtualBox, PackageKit/isenkram
> should prompt you to install these packages.
> I would suggest avoiding VirtualBox though. Oracle seems to having an
> adverse effect on VirtualBox, for example it recently had to move to
> contrib.

While the host part indeed needs to be contrib because a bit of 16 bit code
requires a non-free compiler, and the alternative, EFI, is not really ready,
I consider having the _guest_ outside main to be a packaging error.

Mostly because it prevents d-i from supporting VirtualBox.

I reported this as #709899.


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