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

André Neves andrechalella at gmail.com
Mon Dec 22 18:28:45 GMT 2008

You were dead on this time Walt. The lack of C++ 32-bit support in
configure bit me hard. Installing g++-4.2-multilib cut the deal and
I'm using my just-built VBox right now!

Thank you very much for the support! Without your help I'd probably
never realize my overlooking, hee hee.

Should we consider filing a bug report for that?


On Mon, Dec 22, 2008 at 12:19, walt <w41ter at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Mon, 22 Dec 2008, André Neves wrote:
> > 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?
> Here's a snippet of the configure script:
> # Check if we are able to build 32-bit applications (needed for the guest
> additions)
> #
> check_32bit()
> {
>  test_header "32-bit support"
>  cat > .tmp_src.c << EOF        <------ This test is a c program, not c++
> #include <stdint.h>
> int main(void)
> {
>  return 0;
> }
> I think the configure script should also test for 32-bit c++ support because
> I got caught in exactly the same trap a few weeks ago.
> Your problem is that Lenny is looking only at the 64-bit c++ libs, and I'm
> not sure why.  Debian's package system always did confuse me completely, so
> I'm not sure what packages you need to install to get the 32-bit libs.
> Here is what I have:
> /usr/lib/gcc/x86_64-pc-linux-gnu/4.1.2/32/libstdc++.so.6.0.8  <-- 32-bits
> /usr/lib/gcc/x86_64-pc-linux-gnu/4.1.2/libstdc++.so.6.0.8
> The gcc compiler package for gentoo comes with both 32-bit and 64-bit c++
> libs, but both in the x86_64 directory, which is a bit confusing.
> Somehow you need to get those libraries and make sure that the compiler
> can find them, and your problem should be solved.
> BTW, those GC binaries are also linked to other 32-bit libs, like libm
> and libc, which don't come with the gcc package.  Those come with the
> glibc package for gentoo so I didn't need to do anything to get them.
> But with Debian, I dunno.
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