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Sink Or Swim: My Trouble With VirtualBox

I spent quite some time yesterday trying to build a package “just for fun” and realize that it is way over my n00b-packager head, but I do feel like I learned quite a bit in the process. I feel like it has been a bit like jumping into the deep end of the pool and figuring it out as you go. Granted I won’t die if I don’t figure it out, but you learn a lot very quickly when you’re in over your head. What I was trying to do was build a .deb for VirtualBox 1.6 that was released just a few days ago. I downloaded it to tinker with, assuming I would have to just compile the source, but I noticed it had a debian/ directory. I figured it couldn’t hurt to give it a try, so I tried building it. I wanted to outline what I tried to do (so all of the real packagers out there can correct me), but I will say that I am still stuck on getting it built in pbuilder. Read more