[vbox-dev] How-to compile VBox GA for Linux ?

Ramshankar 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:
> https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Linux%20build%20instructions
> ... 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 
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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