[vbox-dev] how to install Windows Guest Additions from svn
alexeichi at yahoo.de
Fri Jul 6 11:02:02 PDT 2007
AFAIK they use wine on linux.
I tried to build WINNT guest additions on linux and it failed because I
don't have cl.exe installed.
Failed command was wine cl.exe ... so I assume they use wine.
The problem is that only Visual C++ up to version 2003 works with wine
because all others need the .net framework. And I couldn't find the old
version in the internet. Now I'm using Visual C++ 2005 Express Edition
in a Windows XP VM to build the guest additions.
Am Freitag, den 06.07.2007, 11:54 -0400 schrieb Jason Spiro:
> 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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