On Wed, 2014-06-04 at 14:17 +0100, Richard Turner wrote:
It's been quite a while since I needed go install VBox: now that
already have the dependencies installed I can just download and
install the RPM from Oracle's site whenever VBox notifies me of an
update. However, initially I used instructions from If Not True Then
False to install VBox. One can see there that you're right; gcc,
kernel-devel, etc. are required for compiling the kernel modules. So,
yes, there's certainly scope there to make VBox installation far
easier than it currently is.
openSUSE and Debian both have VirtualBox in their FLOSS repos (though it
looks like Debian has removed a few files). Is there a particular reason
Fedora does not, or is it just that it hasn't been packaged? I've
Googled this a few times but found no explanation.