[vbox-dev] Cross-building VBox

Vladimir Filipović hemflit at gmail.com
Fri Apr 26 20:19:05 PDT 2013

On Fri, Apr 26, 2013 at 10:11 PM, Michael Thayer
<michael.thayer at oracle.com> wrote:
>> On 26/04/13 20:16, Vladimir Filipović wrote:
>>> Is there a straightforward way to build VBox on one platform,
>>> targeting another? Specifically, I'm trying to build the Mac version
>>> in a Linux environment.
>> Short answer: no, though we have done that sort of thing internally (not
>> Mac on Linux though, and mainly Additions cross-builds).  Not much
>> documentation available for it, especially as we use slightly different
>> configuration scripts internally, but you might take a look at the page
>> I put together on cross-building the Solaris Additions on Linux[1], at
>> least for a couple of ideas.
> By the way, if you do get anywhere interesting with this (which doesn't
> necessarily mean getting right to the end) feel free to write something up
> and send it to this list.  A starting point might be assembling the right
> cross-build tools, running the configure script for the build host
> environment and then adjusting the output files for your tools.

Thanks Michael, that page sheds a lot of light.

I'm trying to figure out now the corresponding versions of build tools
for an OSX build. If I do get it working to some point, I'll
definitely post back.


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