[vbox-dev] VirtualBox 5.1.8 Guest Additions for Linux do not build on Fedora rawhide 4.9.0-0.rc1.git2.1.fc26.i686

L. F. Elia lfelia at yahoo.com
Fri Oct 21 17:24:18 UTC 2016

I was going to open a ticket, but this seems like a compilation problem so I will post here first. Forgive me if this is not the correct forum.

System has worked fine with guest additions installing properly until last update. System runs but video does not full screen. When guest additions installer is run following error message displays:

$ sudo ./VBoxLinuxAdditions.run 
Verifying archive integrity... All good.
Uncompressing VirtualBox 5.1.8 Guest Additions for Linux...........
VirtualBox Guest Additions installer
Removing installed version 5.1.8 of VirtualBox Guest Additions...
Copying additional installer modules ...
Installing additional modules ...
vboxadd.sh: Building Guest Additions kernel modules.
Failed to set up service vboxadd, please check the log file
/var/log/VBoxGuestAdditions.log for details.

Contents of /var/log/VBoxGuestAdditions.log
Created symlink /etc/systemd/system/multi-user.target.wants/vboxadd.service → /usr/lib/systemd/system/vboxadd.service.
vboxadd.sh: failed: Look at /var/log/vboxadd-install.log to find out what went wrong.
vboxadd.sh: failed: Please check that you have gcc, make, the header files for your Linux kernel and possibly perl installed..
Created symlink /etc/systemd/system/multi-user.target.wants/vboxadd-service.service → /usr/lib/systemd/system/vboxadd-service$
Created symlink /etc/systemd/system/multi-user.target.wants/vboxadd-x11.service → /usr/lib/systemd/system/vboxadd-x11.service.

The full contents of /var/log/vboxadd-install.log are too long to include. I can paste a link if you are interested but it contains this

$ grep ' error'  /var/log/vboxadd-install.log 
/tmp/vbox.0/dirops.c:882:19: error: initialization from incompatible pointer type [-Werror=incompatible-pointer-types] 
cc1: some warnings being treated as errors 

$uname -aLinux rawhide 4.9.0-0.rc1.git2.1.fc26.i686 #1 SMP Wed Oct 19 15:34:13 UTC 2016 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux


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Solaris/LINUX/Windows administration CISSP/Security consulting

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