[vbox-dev] Virtualbox windows Build

Vikram Kapoor vikramkapoor.vbox at gmail.com
Thu Mar 17 05:25:52 GMT 2011


I didn't get any response so trying again. Since a lot of tests are failing,
I am not sure if I am producing windows binary correctly.


On Mon, Mar 14, 2011 at 9:58 PM, Vikram Kapoor
<vikramkapoor.vbox at gmail.com>wrote:

> Hi,
> I have been trying to build VirtualBox (on Windows) from
> VirtualBox-4.0.4.tar.bz2 that I obtained from Virtualbox website. I followed
> instructions at the Virtualbox website and quite good information that I
> obtained from the forums!
> 1. I ran into an asm.h issue and used the patch described in [asm_patch] to
> fix it. Presence of this build issue suggests that the tar-file on
> Virtualbox website is not up-to-date. Can somebody please confirm? If yes,
> where can I download the exact source code label that was used to build
> VirtualBox 4.0.4?
> 2. When I ran testcases present in the tar-file, I got 67 failed and 46
> skipped out of a total of 309 tests. Is this expected?
> 3. VBOX_PATH_WIX (in config.kmk) is defined as
> $(PATH_DEVTOOLS)/win.x86/wix/v2.0.5805.0. There is no wix subdir in
> tools/win.x86 directory in the tar-file. Is it supposed to be present? Are
> there any instructions on how to build the installer that I can follow?
> I will really appreciate if somebody can help me with these questions.
> Thanks in advance!
> --Vikram
> src :
> http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/4.0.4/VirtualBox-4.0.4.tar.bz2
> Build instructions :
> http://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Windows%20build%20instructions
> Forums: http://forum.virtualbox.org/viewtopic.php?f=10&p=155621
> [asm_patch]:
> http://comments.gmane.org/gmane.comp.emulators.virtualbox.devel/3590
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