[vbox-dev] How-to compile VBox GA for Linux ?
ramshankar.venkataraman at oracle.com
Sat Jun 23 00:25:04 PDT 2012
On 23/06/12 08:39, Alexey Eromenko wrote:
> Looking at the docs:
> ... I can't find how-to compile the guest side of the equation. (GA for Linux)
> How ?
> Thanks in advance,
The guest additions are built as part as the normal build for the host
platform (i.e. VBOX_WITH_ADDITIONS=1 being defined by default, see
If you're building on a Linux host, then doing a full VirtualBox build
should also build the corresponding Linux guest additions and place the
resultant binaries in "out/linux.<isa>/[debug|release]/bin/additions/"
If you want to disable building of additions you can do so by specifying
"VBOX_WITHOUT_ADDITIONS=1" or "VBOX_WITH_ADDITIONS=" in a
LocalConfig.kmk or provide it as part of the kmk command.
Since additions are enabled by default there is no need to explicitly
document additions building.
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