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Re: Virtualization for Beginner



On 29.04.2009 00:53, Andre Robatino wrote:
  >  VirtualBox-OSE (the Open-Source-Edition) is in RPM Fusion Free
Updates>  Testing for F10 since yesterday(¹). It'll get moved to the
  >  proper updates directory sooner or later.
> [...]
  >  (¹) Note that the RPM Fusion updates-testing repos depend on
  >  the updates-testing repo from Fedora. IOW: the kmods are build
against>  the 2.6.29 kernel in Fedora's updates-testing repo.
The version currently in RPM Fusion's updates-testing is 2.1.4, while
the latest closed-source version is 2.2.2.  Is it necessary to do
anything to convert the contents of one's ~/.VirtualBox directory to
work with the lower-numbered version?  (As I recall, the update to 2.2.0
required a file format conversion.)  Or can one just remove the
closed-source package, install the open-source one, and have everything
just work?

I have no idea, I never used it myself.

Also, for people who need the closed-source features such as guest
access to USB devices, is it possible for the closed-source version to
be in the nonfree repo?

Basically yes, if

 * it's allowed to redistribute the closed-source version
 * someone steps up to do the work (e.g. create proper packages)

CU
knurd


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