[vbox-dev] Building guest additions in Windows only?

Klaus Espenlaub klaus.espenlaub at oracle.com
Fri Oct 4 16:34:59 UTC 2013


Hi Joe,
On 03.10.2013 00:23, Joe Page wrote:
> Hello
>
> I am wondering if it is possible to only build the guest additions, 
> without building the rest of virtualbox in Windows. Well, I am sure it 
> is possible but how could I do it with the current build 
> configuration? I checked the configure.vbs script and seen that it 
> contains code to build the additions, but no extra option that I can 
> see to input into the commandline to only build them.
>
> I tried modifying the root makefile to jump to the virtualbox 
> additions root makefile, although I receive many errors, and the build 
> fails. Is their a way to do this? I do not wan't to download the 
> binaries, I want to build them from source in Windows.
kmk VBOX_ONLY_ADDITIONS=1

should do the job, and this will do the build, but not the .iso packing.

Klaus
>
> Any help would be greatly appreciated.
>
> Thank you
> Joe Page
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