[Dev] package missing

André Silva emulatorman at riseup.net
Fri Jul 31 16:13:19 GMT 2015

On 07/31/2015 12:22 PM, fauno wrote:
> Francesco Turco <fturco at fastmail.fm> writes:
>> On Thu, Jul 30, 2015, at 15:20, IngeGNUe wrote:
>>> Virtualbox switched to the Open Watcom compiler, which is proprietary.
>>> This is the reason it is not and will never be found on any libre
>>> distro. Try QEMU, which supports KVM.
>> I suppose the other reason is that the VirtualBox extension pack is
>> proprietary.
> we had vbox without the extensions up to when it became impossible to
> build from source.
> maybe we could have a qemu gui that provides virtualbox, so people
> looking for it at least gets something from pacman?

I think we could add qtemu [0] and qemu-launcher [1] to the blacklist
for technical reasons to add virtualbox in their provides array.


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