Package Details: virtio-win

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Package Base: virtio-win
Description: virtio drivers for Windows (2000, XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10) guests and floppy images for Windows XP
Upstream URL:
Keywords: images iso qemu windows
Licenses: BSD-3-Clause
Submitter: jetm
Maintainer: jetm
Last Packager: jetm
Votes: 60
Popularity: 1.15
First Submitted: 2015-08-12 23:17
Last Updated: 2020-06-21 17:02

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jetm commented on 2020-02-01 01:55

@yan12125 Updated the license. Thanks!

yan12125 commented on 2020-01-31 10:06

Are those binaries are licensed under GPL2? From virtio-win_license.txt in virtio-win.iso, those files look like to be licensed with 3-clause BSD.

jetm commented on 2018-11-27 21:13

@dreieck: Thank you for the new URL. I have updated the package with the new URL.

dreieck commented on 2018-11-27 19:10

Please update the url to url=<>.

The current setting <> says

This page has been moved to /en-US/quick-docs/creating-windows-virtual-machines-using-virtio-drivers/index.html. You are encouraged to update your bookmark or link. You will automatically be redirected in 5 seconds.

jetm commented on 2017-01-18 01:36

Hi @eworm, @jevv and @TingPing: I uploaded a new revision that joins the version to the source filenames. It will avoid issues with makepkg and pacaur.

The installation is kept unversioned to take advantage of what @jevv explained.

Thank you all for the suggestion, feedback, and clarification. Much appreciated.

je-vv commented on 2017-01-18 00:34

understood! :-)

TingPing commented on 2017-01-17 23:17

@jevv You can install it unversioned, the point of downloading it versioned is so makepkg can handle updates sanely.

je-vv commented on 2017-01-17 23:15

I don't see a problem by not naming the iso with its version on the unpacked SW. You will notice version changes when updating any ways...

See, if you have the iso always mounted on the win guest, then it's pretty convenient to have it always named the same way.

But beyond that, what purpose would it serve, if any ways one will get only one iso at a time, and if in need to know the version pacman -Qs will provide the answer?

If the maintainer decides to go that way, I'd suggest keeping a link from the versioned iso to a non versioned link that needs no change every time there's a new version available.

eworm commented on 2017-01-17 21:53

Please update the source array from:

source=("${_url}/${pkgname}-${_pkgver}/${pkgname}.iso" ...


source=("${pkgname}-${_pkgver}.iso::${_url}/${pkgname}-${_pkgver}/${pkgname}.iso" ...

That saves the source files with version in filename and makes sure new versions are downloaded properly.

gps1539 commented on 2016-06-26 18:51

Thanks jetm, I was using pacaur. Removing the previous binaries solved the issue.