[vbox-dev] SVN GAs Linux

Klaus Espenlaub klaus.espenlaub at oracle.com
Tue May 29 11:40:13 GMT 2012

On 27.05.2012 03:07, Perry Halbert wrote:
> I was able to work around this by building GAs on a Debian SID guest.
> I also tried to revert
> //////https://www.virtualbox.org/changeset/41381/vbox but that didn't
> seem to help.
> Currently using a host with a newer GLIBC and building the GAs will not
> work on guests that use an older version.

That means your build env is incorrect - using newer glibc than what is 
available on the target systems will cause breakage.

We avoid such issues by building our guest additions binaries on a VERY 
old linux distro.

On Debian it's relatively straightforward to set up "vanilla" distros in 
chroot environments, and use the dchroot utility.


> On 05/25/2012 02:33 PM, Perry Halbert wrote:
>> Unable to get (SVN) GuestAdditions to work in Debian Wheezy or SID.
>> since the last few updates
>> Contents of VBoxGuestAdditions.log
>> Starting VirtualBox Guest Additions Service /usr/sbin/VBoxService:
>> /lib/x85_64-linux-gnu/libc.so.6 version `GLIBC_2.14' not found
>> (required by /usr/sbin/VBoxService)
>> /usr/sbin/VBoxService: /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libc.so.6: version
>> `GLIBC_2.15' not found (required by /usr/sbin/VBoxService)
>> ...done.
>> Checking and Debian wheezy SID does not use this version of GLIBC. the
>> newest I have available in wheezy & SID is 2.13 and the
>> /lib/x85_64-linux-gnu/libc.so.6 is a ln to libc-2.13.so
>> VirtualBox GAs 4.1.14 install properly so is there a change I can make
>> to allow the service to use 2.13?

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