[vbox-dev] VirtualBox fails to install python bindings on Ubuntu 11.04 x64

Nikolay Igotti igotti at gmail.com
Mon May 30 12:53:05 GMT 2011

> 1. But how does the Windows version works ? (it works with both python
> 2.5.x and 2.6.x and 2.7.x) -- so it probably compiles it on the fly or
> has them all pre-compiled.

 Windows Python bindings relies on PyWin compiled for specific Python version.
We don't ship binary module for Windows, only for XPCOM targets.

> 2. Would it be possible to adjust the Linux multi-distro installer, so
> it compiles VBox python modules on install, just like it compiles
> kernel modules ?
I doubt so.  After all, when next Vbox will be released, it will have
proper binaries for all
supported OSes.


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