[vbox-dev] Help building VBox on WinXP - understanding toolchain

David mykeysdavid at gmail.com
Mon Mar 24 14:13:43 GMT 2008

If you plan using MinGW only for VirtualBox, then there are folders that can 
be used.

Go to the root VirtualBox directory, then go to "tools/win.x86". Here you 
create the following directory structure, in addition of the already 
existing directories.

---(all the files of MinGW except the Win32 API stuff)
---(The win32 API stuff)

Then you run again the configure.vbs script and it should detect MinGW 
without any supplemental configuration.

From: "Doug" <biteme at bitbasher.net>
Sent: Saturday, March 22, 2008 12:58 AM
To: <vbox-dev at virtualbox.org>
Subject: [vbox-dev] Help building VBox on WinXP - understanding toolchain

> Hi,
> I've read the information about building vbox on windows here:
> http://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Windows%20build%20instructions
> I have no trouble installing all the native Win32 tools (VS2005, SDK,
> DDK, SDL, DXSDK), but the MinGW tools are all just a bunch of files in
> tar archives.
> Where do I install all the MinGW files?  Do I need to set them up in any
> special way or run any installer?
> There is mention on the page of cygwin but cygwin is NOT listed as a
> prerequisite tool.  Do I need cygwin?  If so, where do I get it and
> which version should I use.
> Basically, if someone can give me a few easy steps to get all the needed
> tools correctly installed for WinXP I'd really appreciate it.
> Doug.
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