Ticket #10101 (new defect)
VBoxLinuxAdditions should check for make, perl
|Reported by:||zigg||Owned by:|
Just finished installing guest additions on a CentOS 6.2 system (x86_64, in case it matters... don't think it does, though.)
In addition to the usual kernel-devel and gcc requirements, make and perl were also not installed as part of the default textmode install, yet were required for the guest additions module to be built.
It was not difficult to find out these were missing--it was very obvious from vboxadd-install.log, actually--but the installer should probably explicitly check anyway.
I can write a patch for this myself if someone would be kind enough to point out where the relevant source is located in the tree.