[vbox-dev] Sketch of how to build on OSX 10.9?

Jon Seymour jon.seymour at gmail.com
Thu Jun 19 04:53:54 UTC 2014

Ok, I haven't had a chance to write up exactly what I needed to copy,
nor have I yet tested the result, but I have apparently managed to
build VirtualBox to completion on OSX 10.9 using the new
--with-xcode-dir option pointing to a partial copy of Xcode 4.1
extracted from the Xcode 4.1 package I downloaded from apple.

Some notes.

- I used xcode 4.1, with one exception
- I couldn't find ./Library/Xcode/PrivatePlugIns/Xcode3Core.ideplugin
in the 4.1 xcode package, so I used the version from xcode 5.1 since I
had that handy
- I used the Qt dependencies that had been ( I think ) installed by homebrew


On Thu, Jun 19, 2014 at 12:59 PM, Jon Seymour <jon.seymour at gmail.com> wrote:
> Vadim,
> Will do. Just to let you know I am about to hit the road for 9 weeks
> which means my access to large amounts of bandwidth may be somewhat
> variable which may impede my progress on this task somewhat.
> My plan at this stage is to try building it with XCode 4.1 which I
> have fetched and am starting to unpack as I discover things I need
> such as gcc-4.2 etc. Once I am done, I will write up what I needed to
> do.
> Regards,
> jon
> On Thu, Jun 19, 2014 at 4:04 AM, Vadim Galitsyn
> <vadim.galitsyn at oracle.com> wrote:
>> Jon,
>> Please let us know if it helped. Btw, note that path to Xcode should not contain space characters (it will confuse the build system).
>> Vadim
>> On 18 Jun 2014, at 21:59, Jon Seymour <jon.seymour at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Vadim + Klaus,
>>> Thanks for the advice.
>>> jon.
>>> On Thu, Jun 19, 2014 at 12:05 AM, Vadim Galitsyn
>>> <vadim.galitsyn at oracle.com> wrote:
>>>> Hi Jon,
>>>>> Would I be better off editing the source to allow it to build against
>>>>> the 10.9 SDKs or, alternatively, trying to find copies of the earlier
>>>>> SDKs and building against those?
>>>> Please do not use 10.9 SDK, but use 10.6 one instead which comes with Xcode 3.2.0.
>>>> I understand that it is currently not possible to install Xcode 3.2.0 on Mavericks host,
>>>> but if you have it previously installed into some other location, you may “svn up” your local copy of OSE
>>>> repository and configure it in the following way (--with-xcode-dir option was introduced just today):
>>>> ./configure --disable-hardening --with-xcode-dir=<path to Xcode 3.2.0> --with-qt-dir=/opt/local/Library
>>>> Hope this helps,
>>>> Vadim

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