[vbox-dev] What's up with 4.3.8 and VBOX_USE_SYSTEM_XORG_HEADERS=1

Sérgio Basto sergio at serjux.com
Thu Mar 20 23:16:49 GMT 2014

On Qui, 2014-03-20 at 11:53 +0100, Michael Thayer wrote: 
> Hello Sérgio,
> On 18/03/14 17:48, Sérgio Basto wrote:
> >> On 18/03/14 06:41, Sérgio Basto wrote:
> >> [...]
> >>> Many thanks for your reply, OK , hopefully we are talking about drivers
> >>> for guest system , so is not much used, though that PatchMesaGLAPITable
> >>> was sort of a fix ...
> >> [...]
> >> If you are not interested in guest drivers you might just build with
> >> "VBOX_WITHOUT_ADDITIONS=1" set and then remove any Additions code you do
> >> not want in your sources, as it should not get built at all.
> >
> > No, we in rpmfusion do "our" guest package for Fedora, I use it to test
> > devel versions of Fedora mainly and also use it for legacy versions, so
> > I want build guest Additions for Fedora without bundle sources, mainly.
> >
> >> Was the
> >> patch you attached to your last message a reworked version of the
> >> previous one?
> >
> > yes is a rework , for Xserver 1.14
> >
> >>   I only looked at it briefly, but it did look like an
> >> improvement, so I will try to look at it more closely when I get the chance.
> I took a closer look at your patch (I am not absolutely familiar with 
> the workings of that "driver") and I'm afraid it isn't really something 
> I can apply.  The driver is using X.Org/Mesa internals, which is why it 
> needs either bundled internal headers or the actual X server source. 

OK, as I point out, only PatchMesaGLAPITable function use X.Org/Mesa

> Your patch makes the it use the source, but does it in a Fedora-specific 
> way which would not help anyone else, so while that is valid enough, it 
> only really makes sense for you to keep the patch as part of your 
> package, not upstream it.

Fair enough 

> Though I haven't yet tested, what you said about it not building on 
> Fedora 21 looks like a genuine problem, see also Quickbooks's e-mail to 
> the list.  I will investigate that.
> Regards,
> Michael

Sérgio M. B.

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