2.3 Installing on Linux hosts
For the various versions of Linux that we support as host operating systems, please
refer to chapter 1.3.1, Supported host operating systems, page 12.
You will need to install the following packages on your Linux system before starting
the installation (some systems will do this for you automatically when you install
• Qt 3.3.5 or higher;
• SDL 1.2.7 or higher (this graphics library is typically called libsdl or similar).
Note: To be precise, these packages are only required if you want to run the
VirtualBox graphical user interfaces. In particular, VirtualBox, our main
graphical user interface, requires both Qt and SDL; VBoxSDL, our simplified
GUI, requires only SDL. By contrast, if you only want to run the headless
VRDP server that comes with VirtualBox, neither Qt nor SDL are required.
So I want to use the VB GUIs and have default LM packages installed. I looked at Synaptic Package Manager and saw that libsdl1.2debian is installed by default, so I'm assuming I'm good on the SDL prereq above (please let me know if I'm wrong!).
BUT doing a search for Qt within Synaptic shows none of the search results as being installed by default... do I need to install one of these to meet the VB prereq listed above??