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

Jon Seymour jon.seymour at gmail.com
Thu Jun 19 06:29:07 UTC 2014

Testing results.

I am able to load the kernel extensions and start the Virtual Box GUI.

I successfully started a virtual machine that wasn't configured to use
host-only networking, but can't start or reconfigure virtual machines
that use host-only networking. The vboxnet0 interface does not appear
in the ifconfig -a output. I am attempting to find a diagnostic that
tells me why or a previous report of  a similar problem.


On Thu, Jun 19, 2014 at 2:53 PM, Jon Seymour <jon.seymour at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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
> jon.
> 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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