[vbox-dev] Newer revisions not compiling on Debian Lenny

André Neves andrechalella at gmail.com
Mon Dec 22 11:20:16 GMT 2008

Hi Walt,

I couldn't find anything related to enabling 32-bit emulation on my system
which I hadn't already done. Also, configure successfully passes the test
"Checking for 32-bit support". Are you positive that the problem lies there?

If this is the case, could you point me the direction on "enabling 32-bit
emulation in my kernel config file"? I couldn't find much help on this


On Sun, Dec 21, 2008 at 16:29, walt <w41ter at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Sun, 21 Dec 2008, André Neves wrote:
> > Hi Walt. Thanks for all the help.
> >
> > Frank pointed that gcc-4.1 wasn't good,
> I forgot to mention that I've been using 4.1.2 because that's the latest
> there is on gentoo "stable" and I've had no problems.
> > so I tried with gcc-4.2, only to get
> > errors linking libstdc++.a:
> >
> > kBuild: Linking tstVMStructGC  <------ Note the 'GC'
> Aha!  I just remembered that one of the big kids ;-) in this list
> told me that all the GC code in vbox is 32 bits, not 64.  That
> means that you need to enable 32-bit emulation in your kernel
> config file and install the 32-bit compatibility libs on your
> machine before you can link those test binaries.
> I was off on a tangent about static linking, although I learned
> a lot while wandering, which is why I do all this in the first
> place.
> Hope this helps.
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