Ticket #10101 (new defect)

Opened 6 years ago

Last modified 6 years ago

VBoxLinuxAdditions should check for make, perl

Reported by: zigg Owned by:
Priority: minor Component: guest additions
Version: VirtualBox 4.1.2 Keywords:
Cc: Guest type: Linux
Host type: other


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.


vboxadd-install.log Download (2.5 KB) - added by zigg 6 years ago.

Change History

comment:1 Changed 6 years ago by jpb0104

Thank you!


Spent a lot of time chasing ghosts yesterday looking for solutions to installing Guest Additions to CentOS 6.2 minimal textmode and all I really needed was to install perl. Would be great if checked for requirements before running.

I was experiencing the same problems listed here:

comment:2 Changed 6 years ago by michael

The problem listed in the CentOS forum thread is known, I just haven't got round to fixing it yet. Could you please tell me though why perl is needed? I thought that I had got rid of that dependency, but perhaps I haven't done my homework properly. (I assume this ticket should be against VirtualBox 4.1.8, not 4.1.2...?)

Changed 6 years ago by zigg

comment:3 Changed 6 years ago by zigg

The attached vboxadd-install.log should hopefully answer the why. Also, yeah, it should be 4.1.8 and I did test it against 4.1.8; I originally discovered it on 4.1.2 and put the wrong value in. Sorry about that!

comment:4 Changed 6 years ago by frank

So some kernel build script (btw, only activated if CONFIG_FTRACE_MCOUNT_RECORD is enabled).

The test for 'make' is already there.

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