[vbox-dev] v box registering COM objects

Klaus Espenlaub klaus.espenlaub at oracle.com
Mon Nov 11 13:58:28 UTC 2013

On 11.11.2013 14:23, Lucian Apetre wrote:
> Thank you for the hint,
> There is some documentation for the packing, if for eg i want to 
> change some implementation in v box or add a new feature/ add a new dll?
There is not much documentation about packing as it's impossible to 
predict what someone wants to change. The whole packing logic is in 
src/VBox/Installer/win/Makefile.kmk, which produces some input files 
(wxl/wxi, mostly for localization which isn't easy to hardcode) for the 
standard command line tools (WiX) which produce msi files. After that 
there's quite some msi magic and an exe wrapper to produce combined 
32/64 bit packages and the like.

Generally, the starting point for the msi packaging is VirtualBox.wxs 
and the various .wxi files. Find some similar file and see how it's 
handled by these files...

> thank you
> On Monday, November 11, 2013 1:14 PM, Klaus Espenlaub 
> <klaus.espenlaub at oracle.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> On 10.11.2013 23:21, Lucian Apetre wrote:
>> Hello,
>> I build vbox sources on a x86 machine, under win 7. On my machine, 
>> the binaries build from sources 
>> from: VirtualBox-4.3.0\out\win.x86\release\bin\VirtualBox.exe work 
>> fine, opens a virtual box.
>> But when I'm moving the bin folder to another pc(a clean win 8 x86 
>> machine) i get this error:
>> "Failed to create VirtualBox COM object, the application will now 
>> terminate"
>> Details: "Callee RC: REGDB_E_CLASSNORTEG(0x80040154)"
>> And the VirtualBox.exe does not open.
>> I tried:
>> 1. moved all qt related dlls and curl related dlls to the new clean 
>> PC(win 8 x86)(dlls requested when tried to open virualbox.exe)
>> 2. registered dlls with: comregister.cmd and loadall.cmd
> Are you running comregister.cmd as Admin? If you don't then it can't 
> make the necessary changes to the registry. In general I don't think 
> anyone routinely uses your approach to build vbox on one PC to move it 
> to another. It doesn't need much more time to create an installation 
> package using "kmk packing", and use that to install vbox...
> Klaus
>> still does not work
>> Does anybody have an idea?
>> Thank you
> <mailto:vbox-dev at virtualbox.org>
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