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    • Hehehe!  I know EXACTLY what you mean.  Unfortunately, purists are not unique to Debian.  But Debian is somewhat unique (IMO) for the lengths they go to in order to discourage users from creating "FrankenDebians" with unsupported packages.  I hope your VirtualBox package works as expected, for the life of your Debian install.  And it probably will...until it doesn't; and when/if that happens the Debian forums will let you know in no uncertain terms that you assumed the risk, despite their warnings, and you're on your own.   Might wanna bookmark this thread, or the virtual machine manager link, in case you ever need to revisit this.  JMO...   FWIW, I'm always amazed how most Linux users tout that there's "more than 1 way to solve a problem"; but then the "purists" inform you there's ONE "correct" way before smugly walking away.  Which one is it?!  SMH...  I've always thought solutions were of a good/better/best variety.  If you accomplish what was intended, it's a good solution.  Perhaps it could be better, perhaps not.  And the best solutions address all user-case scenarios, in all situations, with no additional interference.  JMO...
    • How was the Java program installed on that Linux? As root? If so, the Java program probably has root rights/permissions. What distribution of Linux are we talking about here?
    • And I bet that your user has sudo rights because linux uses strict permissions to do things. Also, perhaps its a member of a java group that has sudo/root access.
    • Without the name of the application, there is not way for me to try to figure that out.
    • Found out today while doing work on a java program that in Linux a regular user can move a file in it's directory that is owned by root and to which a regular user has no modification rights to , can be moved by regular user to a different directory that regular user has access to. Why? How?  
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