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Re: promoting virtualbox-dkms to virtualbox pre-depends

On Wed, Sep 23, 2015 at 01:35:21PM +0530, Ritesh Raj Sarraf wrote:
> > A pre-depends is very much the wrong hammer here, userspace can't
> > usefully rely on a kernel package or module through package
> > dependencies.
> Can you please elaborate here ?
> Problem is: virtualbox is picky about the version of the kernel module
> in use. Which is provided by virtualbox-dkms package.
In a few words: you cannot be sure that the user's kernel is managed by
Debian packages, including the DKMS system, so the assumption above is not


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