View Full Version : [SOLVED] virtualbox, 9.10 server, prerequisites

March 31st, 2010, 07:48 PM
I am trying to install VirtualBox on server 9.10 but I have some concerns. Why does VirtualBox require so many packages?

It seems like it is really unnecessary for it to require kde-icons, aspell, and X11. I dont want to install a GUI on the server! see output below. Am I correct in my assumptions? or is it dafe to continue and not worry because it will not install gnome or kde..

The following NEW packages will be installed:
aspell aspell-en dictionaries-common exiv2 hal hal-info hunspell-en-us
kde-icons-oxygen kdebase-runtime kdebase-runtime-bin-kde4
kdebase-runtime-data kdebase-runtime-data-common kdelibs-bin kdelibs5
kdelibs5-data khelpcenter4 libaspell15 libaudio2 libclucene0ldbl libcurl3
libenchant1c2a libepub0 libexiv2-5 libhal-storage1 libhunspell-1.2-0
libknotificationitem1 liblzma0 libmng1 libmodplug0c2 libmpcdec3
libmysqlclient16 libokularcore1 libpciaccess0 libplasma3 libpoppler-qt4-3
libpoppler5 libpq5 libpulse0 libqca2 libqimageblitz4 libqt4-dbus
libqt4-designer libqt4-network libqt4-opengl libqt4-phonon libqt4-qt3support
libqt4-script libqt4-sql libqt4-sql-mysql libqt4-svg libqt4-webkit
libqt4-xml libqtcore4 libqtgui4 libraptor1 librasqal1 librdf0
libsdl-ttf2.0-0 libslp1 libsoprano4 libspectre1 libstreamanalyzer0
libstreams0 libx86-1 libxaw7 libxcb-shape0 libxcb-shm0 libxcb-xv0 libxine1
libxine1-bin libxine1-console libxine1-misc-plugins libxine1-x libxml2-utils
libxmu6 libxpm4 libxslt1.1 libxtrap6 libxtst6 libxvmc1 libxxf86dga1
libxxf86misc1 libzip1 mysql-common okular phonon-backend-xine pm-utils
radeontool raptor-utils redland-utils smartdimmer soprano-daemon vbetool
virtualbox-3.1 x11-utils x11-xserver-utils xdg-utils

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March 31st, 2010, 08:23 PM
I don't know of a way to install it without the gui packages, but if you aren't using gui and you don't have a desktop manager, installing all the extra packages shouldn't cause a problem or slow anything down because they just won't be used.

April 1st, 2010, 09:38 PM
I installed it and everything looks good..

I'm in runlevel 2 and gnome-desktop did not install