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

Jason Spiro jasonspiro2 at gmail.com
Fri Jul 6 15:54:56 GMT 2007

2007/7/6, Jason Spiro <jasonspiro2 at gmail.com> wrote:
> 2007/7/6, Byron Clark <byron.clark at gmail.com> wrote:
> > I would love to get the installer in the upstream SVN.  It does
> > require a small patch right now (http://www.virtualbox.org/ticket/85),
> > but with that fixed I would be happy to submit it under the MIT
> > license.
> Excellent!
> > Unfortunately, you still would have to build the windows
> > guest additions on windows.  Even though NSIS can build windows
> > installers on linux, the guest additions themselves cannot be built on
> > linux.
> Why can't they be built on Linux?

Also: Can they be built using Wine or mingw?

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