[Slackbuilds-users] VirtualBox Build Scripts

Cherife Li cherife at dotimes.com
Fri Dec 12 15:14:58 UTC 2008

On Fri, 12 Dec 2008 at 08:10:53 -0600, Robby Workman wrote:

> On Fri, 12 Dec 2008 11:33:27 +0100
> Heinz Wiesinger <pprkut at liwjatan.at> wrote:
> > That rc script is not included in upstream by default. It was written
The upstream provides a script called vboxnet, IIRC. But I don't
like it, as it's missing special support for Slackware.
> > by the author of the SlackBuilds on slacky.eu (if I remember
> > correctly) and at the time I submitted the SlackBuilds for SBo I
Yep, it's slacky.eu.
> > didn't really understand them. I see that some people would like to
> > have such a script available, so I will take a look at it again, but
> > it will very likely reqire some changes to work with SBo's scripts.
> > *If* I manage to get them working (any help appreciated), I'll also
> > try to get them upstream to ease maintainance. But don't expect that
> > to happen anytime soon.
Good, nice guy.

Just for your folks' reference, I have written myself a bridging script
for convenience:
  http://dotimes.com/slackbuilds/virtualbox-ose/rc.vboxbrg ,
a rewrite of the script on slacky.eu.
> You might find this useful:
> http://rlworkman.net/conf/init/rc.bridge
> Honestly, due to how bridges work, coupled with the need for custom
> setup per system, I'm not sure there's a good way to implement this in
> a generic manner...
Can't agree any more.

PS: I like vbox, but I don't like its file structure as it's so hard
to package, which makes me feel like running virtual machines within
a scrap heap, just kidding.
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