[vbox-dev] how to install Windows Guest Additions from svn

Jason Spiro jasonspiro2 at gmail.com
Fri Jul 6 03:22:38 GMT 2007

2007/7/5, Byron Clark <byron.clark at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 7/5/07, Alexander Eichner <alexeichi at yahoo.de> wrote:
> > I wanted to try the basic OpenGL support in svn (testing my linux
> > implementation for the host).
> > I compiled the guest additions but now I don't know how to install them
> > because there is no installer.
> > Maybe someone can give brief instructions where to copy the files and
> > how to install the VBoxOGL.dll
> > The guest is WindowXP Professional SP2.
> I maintain an installer for the windows guest additions for the latest
> release.  It doesn't include VBoxOGL.dll yet, but it may point you in
> the right direction:
> http://virtual-box-windows-guest-additions-installer.googlecode.com/svn/trunk/ose-guest-additions.nsi

Cool.  I haven't tried your installer, but why not try to get the installer
checked into upstream SVN?  Maybe you even could shoehorn the build
system into building a guest additions installer if NSIS is available.
 (IIRC, NSIS for Linux can build .exe installers for Windows.)

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