[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

Michael Thayer michael.thayer at oracle.com
Fri Oct 21 19:40:57 UTC 2016

Actually I think a bug ticket would be good for this.  You can upload 
the log file there.



On 21.10.2016 19:24, L. F. Elia wrote:
> 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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