Future direction of virtualbox-ose port on FreeBSD

Bernhard Froehlich decke at bluelife.at
Wed Apr 13 17:05:03 UTC 2011

On Wed, 13 Apr 2011 13:24:09 +0100, Bob Bishop wrote:
> Hi,
> On 13 Apr 2011, at 12:38, Bernhard Froehlich wrote:
>> Hi VirtualBox users.
>> I'm sending this because there are a few problems in how we currently
>> maintain the emulators/virtualbox-ose ports on FreeBSD. [etc]
> A question: woud there be any advantage in separating out the kernel
> module from the rest of it? Just asking, because I have no idea about
> the stability of the components and interfaces.

You mean a separate port for the kernel module? Yes,
emulators/virtualbox-ose-kmod is exactly that. Sorry if I was not clear
enough but everyone will be able to use the binary packages but if he
has a STABLE kernel he will have to compile the corresponding -kmod port
nevertheless. Using old kernel modules with newer VirtualBox versions is
not supported (especially not between major versions which we are
talking about here).

Bernhard Fröhlich

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