[vbox-dev] Problem building v5.2.0 and .2

Michael Thayer michael.thayer at oracle.com
Mon Nov 27 09:48:28 UTC 2017

On 25.11.2017 20:40, Sérgio Basto wrote:
> On Sat, 2017-11-25 at 11:52 -0600, Larry Finger wrote:
>> When I use the openSUSE spec file to build our RPMs from Oracle's
>> source files, 
>> I get a failure when building vboxvideo_drv_system.so as follows:
>> Any suggestions will be appreciated.
> we don't need build vboxvideo_drv_system.so anymore since some release
> of Xorg-server (many releases ago) , I don't remember well , also RHEL
> 7 also don't need it, since RHEL 7.4 because they have backport the
> code to kernel ... (so I don't really remember if is was kernel
> requirement or an xorg requirement) , for sure vboxvideo_drv_system.so
> is just need it for very old systems.

Thank you Sérgio, I should probably remove vboxvideo_drv_system
altogether.  If people want to build vboxvideo against recent X.Org
(mainly for non-Linux) there is now a git-repository on freedesktop.org,
and I still haven't got round to doing an actual release.

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