[vbox-dev] Compiling VBox: makeself dependency problem

Alexey Eromenko al4321 at gmail.com
Sat Mar 12 21:37:30 PST 2011


Some Linux distributions (openSUSE 10.3) do not include "makeself"
utility, which became a requirement for VirtualBox 4.x compilation.

I downloaded from here:
http://megastep.org/makeself/

..and extracted.
But VirtualBox has no way to configure itself to use this.

# ./configure --with-qt-dir=/opt/qtsdk-2010.05/qt/
...
Checking for ALSA: found version 1.0.14, OK.
Checking for libcap library: found, OK.
Checking for compiler.h: compiler.h not found, OK.
Checking for 32-bit support: OK.
Checking for makeself:
  ** makeself (variable makeself) not found

It is necessary to make "makeself" dir configurable in VBox, like Qt's.

like this:
# ./configure --with-makeself-dir=/foo/makeself/

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-Alexey Eromenko "Technologov"




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