[vbox-dev] VirtualBox OSE - Windows7.x86 Build

Christopher J. Hanks cjhanks at cpusage.com
Tue Nov 22 15:11:39 PST 2011


I've attempted to build VirtualBox OSE for 4.1.4 & 4.1.6.  Has there been 
any combination of tool chains which has created a successful build for 
the 4.* VirtualBox series?

Build Information:
Windows 7 x86_64 (Has been tried on x86)
Visual Studio 2005 Sp1
MingW32 - 3.3.1
SDL     - 1.2.14
OpenSSL - 1.0.0e
libCurl - 7.18.0

First, there seems to be some disagreement in the build script about the 
appropriate DDK.  If the specified DDK (3790.1830) is provided an error 
is created by root/kBuild/WINDDK.kmk lines 38:58 , here it seems to 
indicate it is searching for the 6000 series.  However if this is used the 
configure.vbs fails due to the required files being unavailable (ie: 

Which DDK do I need?

Just to see it's behavior, I installed with both DDK's in the C:/WINDDK 
It builds to completion if I do the following:
  - Remove the non-OSE VirtualBox Icon's from 
  - In Config.kmk I set VBOX_WITHOUT_ADDITIONS=1

This builds, but doesn't run anything.
"This application was unable to start correctly (0xc000007b)..."  It seems 
this is associated with mixed 32/64 bit libs though I am not sure.

In short -- has there been any success building OSE in the 4.*, in any 
platform?  Could you point me in this right direction?

Christopher J. Hanks

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