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Old 07-20-2021, 12:42 PM   #1
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vbox additions


still get an error but additions works so far. What can be missed here?

Code:
bash-5.1# lsmod |grep vbox
vboxsf                 40960  1
vboxvideo              32768  0
drm_vram_helper        20480  1 vboxvideo
drm_kms_helper        266240  3 vmwgfx,drm_vram_helper,vboxvideo
drm                   610304  8 vmwgfx,drm_kms_helper,drm_vram_helper,vboxvideo,drm_ttm_helper,ttm
vboxguest              45056  6 vboxsf
bash-5.1# /sbin/rcvboxadd quicksetup all
VirtualBox Guest Additions: Building the modules for kernel 5.10.17.

VirtualBox Guest Additions: Look at /var/log/vboxadd-setup.log to find out what 
went wrong
bash-5.1# cat /var/log/vboxadd-setup.log
Building the main Guest Additions 6.1.20 module for kernel 5.10.17.
Error building the module.  Build output follows.
make: error while loading shared libraries: libunistring.so.0: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
 
Old 07-20-2021, 03:40 PM   #2
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I'm not sure which Linux package provides "libunistring," but that's what you need to install next.

(This is a standard package for doing stuff involving "Unicode strings.")

The VBox package should have listed that as one of its "dependencies," so that it would be installed for you automatically, but apparently it wasn't ... and that should probably be reported to them as a bug.

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Old 07-20-2021, 04:09 PM   #3
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I'm not sure which Linux package provides "libunistring," but that's what you need to install next.

(This is a standard package for doing stuff involving "Unicode strings.")

The VBox package should have listed that as one of its "dependencies," so that it would be installed for you automatically, but apparently it wasn't ... and that should probably be reported to them as a bug.
I installed Vbox guest additions on other slack guest and works like a charm first time, so I believe I am missing something here. Whenever I upgraded libunistring 0.9.3 to 0.9.10 system broke ...

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Old 07-20-2021, 07:43 PM   #4
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My first thought is to wonder whether you have the kernel headers for the current kernel installed.
 
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kernel-headers are installed
 
  


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