[vbox-dev] Building windows guest additions

Frank Mehnert Frank.Mehnert at Sun.COM
Wed Jun 17 05:39:01 PDT 2009


On Wednesday 17 June 2009, Antonio Augusto (Mancha) wrote:
> On the OSE, can I build the guest additions (windows and linux)
> without building all the package?

AFAIR, 'kmk VBOX_ONLY_ADDITIONS=1' should do the trick. But
this will build the additions for the current BUILD_TARGET,
so you have to set BUILD_TARGET=win if you want to cross-
build the Windows additions on a Linux host.

> What are the requisites if I just want the additions build? Does it
> still uses ATL and so requires full VS?
> If VS is not a requirement, can the windows additions be build from
> linux using mingw?

No, you need MSC (+ Wine on Linux) to build the Windows additions.

> After these are build how can they be used?

You need to write some installer.

Kind regards,

Dr.-Ing. Frank Mehnert    Sun Microsystems, Inc.    www.sun.com
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