[vbox-dev] Building VBoxGuestAdditions.iso

Howard Su howard0su at gmail.com
Fri Mar 18 18:54:43 PDT 2011


On Fri, Mar 18, 2011 at 10:10 PM, Klaus Espenlaub
<klaus.espenlaub at oracle.com> wrote:
> On 17.03.2011 22:06, Vikram Kapoor wrote:
>>
>> Thanks Ramshankar. I am trying to get to a state where I can produce
>> VBox binary as it ships and any help will be greatly appreciated!
>>
>> Is there anybody I can talk to about earlier questions I had about
>> Windows build? I would like to avoid tripping over config mistakes.
>>
>> E.g. I get circbuf.cpp compile errors which require a simple patch to
>> asm.h. But important question is whether code is out of sync or my
>> settings wrong. So if you can confirm that OSE/SCN/truck compiles on
>> windows in your setup, that will help a lot.
>
> At the moment everyone in the VirtualBox team uses a carefully selected set
> of build tools (essentially what's listed on the web page), so we're using
> an extremely uniform setup. The versions often are relatively old, which
> means that unless one has a MSDN subscription the exact same versions are no
> longer available.
>
> We're working on this (has to be low priority...), the plan is to fix all
> issues in VirtualBox which prevent building with Visual Studio 2010 Express
> and other free of charge tools/libraries which can be downloaded easily.
Even Recompiler code? I read that piece. The code is pretty GCC
specific. I am not sure if it is cost-effective to change that without
upstream (QEMU) coordinate.
>
> Klaus
>
>>
>> --Vikram
>>
>> On Thu, Mar 17, 2011 at 3:31 AM, Ramshankar
>> <ramshankar.venkataraman at oracle.com
>> <mailto:ramshankar.venkataraman at oracle.com>> wrote:
>>
>>    We do automated, staged building of ISOs for different platforms in VMs
>>    and are then fetched and packaged into the final ISO. This is
>>    non-trivial to setup and there are no ready-made instructions for this.
>>
>>    You could have a look the root Makefile.kmk and
>>    src/VBox/Additions/Makefile.kmk for a start.
>>
>>    On Wed, 2011-03-16 at 22:52 -0700, Vikram Kapoor wrote:
>>     > Hi,
>>     >
>>     >
>>     > VBoxGuestAdditions.iso that ships as part of VirtualBox.exe has
>>     > packages from different operating systems like Linux, amd64, Solaris
>>     > etc. I guess these must have been built on different platforms
>> before
>>     > been packaged.
>>     >
>>     >
>>     > Are there any instructions on how to create the iso image correctly?
>>     >
>>     >
>>     > --Vikram
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