[vbox-dev] my patches for VirtualBox-4.2.0 on Fedora 17+

Michael Thayer michael.thayer at oracle.com
Thu Dec 20 12:40:08 GMT 2012

Hello again,

On 08/12/12 15:18, Michael Thayer wrote:
> Sorry, I haven't forgotten this, but haven't had time to look into
> it yet due to other things I had to take care of.
> On 03/12/12 19:35, Sérgio Basto wrote:
>> I want unblundle $(VBOX_PATH_X11_XFREE_4_3)/, if not required have
>> a rule in kmk that doesn't try to build it, would be nice.
The intention was that the lines
   "SYSMODS := $(filter-out vboxvideo_drv%,$(SYSMODS))"
   "SYSMODS := $(filter-out vboxmouse_drv%,$(SYSMODS))"
in the src/VBox/Additions/x11/vbox[video|mouse]/Makefile.kmk should do 
just this.  Do they not work as intended?

>>>> http://cvs.rpmfusion.org/viewvc/rpms/VirtualBox/devel/VirtualBox-4.2.0-mesa.patch?revision=1.3&root=free&view=markup
>>>I will take a look at this.
I took a brief look and it probably merits a deeper one (so still not 
forgotten, but still waiting).  Your patch duplicates a few definitions 
and things from Mesa headers inside the source file.  This makes me 
wonder whether we could safely drop the dependency on those headers 
altogether (system or bundled no matter).  Since I didn't write the code 
though I will need to find the time to look at it properly.

>>>> I wonder, If you want permit unbundle some other sources like
>>>> : src/libs/liblzf-3.4/
>>>> the : src/libs/boost-1.37.0/ src/libs/libxml2-2.6.31/
>>>> src/libs/libpng-1.2.8/ src/libs/zlib-1.2.6/
>>>> I saw that is just used on system that don't have it, and don't
>>>> used on Linux systems.
They aren't used on recent Linux systems, but we also support building 
on older ones.  Here a patch to simply remove them from Fedora's 
distributed version of the source code might make sense if you really 
can't live with it.  Unless we were to take the decision to publish a 
bundle-sanitised second copy of the source (this is just a thought on my 
part, so don't hold your breath waiting for it to happen yet).


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