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Why is oracle virtualbox not included in the Fedora Software Center?

asked 2014-12-25 16:11:26 -0500

Ervin-Reloaded gravatar image

Oracle Virtualbox is free and open source, released under GPL Version 2. In order to install it, one has to install these dependencies as outlined in this article installing virtualbox on fedora 19/20. But wouldn't it better to have it working out of the box and including it in the official Fedora repositories?I mean have it be in the Fedora software center and have it install it's dependencies automatically sort of just like many other programs do. Or is there perhaps some issue with it's kernel modules or the packages it requires that cause difficulty to Fedora developers and testers? This question coming from a programming ignorant person.

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answered 2014-12-26 03:19:52 -0500

lupinix gravatar image

Imho VirtualBox cannot be packaged due to Fedoras packaging guidlines http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Packaging:KernelModules The kernel module for VirtualBox is not part of the upstream kernel.

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May I ask you, are you having any problems with gnome-software when installing packages? I have been asking for help and guiding but no responses so far.

Ervin-Reloaded gravatar imageErvin-Reloaded ( 2014-12-29 14:39:56 -0500 )edit

@Ervin-Reloaded - you've asked one question about gnome-software, ambiguously reporting "error message when installing a package" . I suggest you provide more info in that question to get better answers.

randomuser gravatar imagerandomuser ( 2014-12-29 14:49:50 -0500 )edit

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