[vbox-dev] SVN GAs Linux

Perry Halbert phalbert at cox.net
Tue May 29 15:42:03 GMT 2012

I had actually hoped for a different answer, but oh well.  I have been 
putting off modularizing the builds but I guess this will give me 
something else to do.  As for the chroot, I do them already so I 
understand the process.  It's Just the (SVN) OSE build will need some 
serious script edits to pull off seamlessly.  Oh well if it were that 
easy anyone could do it, right :)

On 05/29/2012 06:40 AM, Klaus Espenlaub wrote:
> 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.
> Klaus
>> 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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