[vbox-dev] Okay, now what?

Matt datahead4 at gmail.com
Fri Oct 3 21:13:37 GMT 2008

On Fri, Oct 3, 2008 at 2:30 PM, walt <w41ter at gmail.com> wrote:
> Matt wrote:
>> On Fri, Oct 3, 2008 at 1:13 PM, nolan de souza<nolandsouza at gmail.com>  wrote:
>>> I've tried building it today, natively (and not as linux emulated.) Hit some
>>> build problems midway including a siginfo_t one that I mentioned in an email
>>> a few hours back. I think I've fixed that one but am still yet to fix
>>> others.
>>> Does anyone know the exact build procedure for FreeBSD? Have we had a
>>> successful build from trunk thus far?
>>> - Nolan.
>> I have not attempted a VirtualBox build on FreeBSD lately (never with
>> the v2.0 code), but I've tracked info related to my previous attempts
>> at:
>> http://www.datahead.org/wiki/index.php/VirtualBox
>> I know this is out of date now, but maybe something there could help you.
> Desmond raises an interesting question.  If vbox is run in linux emulation
> mode, what about the linux kernel module?  Will linux vbox still run anyway?
Default Linux emulation for FreeBSD on all but 8-CURRENT is still a
2.4 kernel, which is likely too old to handle VirtualBox.  If I
remember correctly, the 7.1-RELEASE will turn on 2.6 Linux emulation
by default, but I have no idea if that will help anything.  I've never
attempted building or running under Linux emulation on FreeBSD -
everything I've worked on has been FreeBSD native.


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