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Old 06-10-2011, 10:08 AM   #1
mout4peace
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Virtual Box installation


Hello,

I try in vain to install Virtual Box and its dependencies. The package "acpica" is my problem. When I try to execute its slackbuilds, I get this error message :


Code:
flex -i -s -PAslCompiler -oaslcompilerlex.c ../compiler/aslcompiler.l
flex: fatal internal error, exec failed
make: *** [aslcompilerlex.c] Broken pipe
make: *** Deleting file `aslcompilerlex.c'
I precise that jdk package is installed (this is required in virtualbox package), and I tried to add "ARCH=x86_64" into the slackbuild.

An idea ?

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Old 06-10-2011, 01:36 PM   #2
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Are you attempting to build the package on Slackware 64-bit 13.37? If so, note, in the README
Code:
VirtualBox Open Source Edition (OSE) is a general-purpose full
virtualizer for x86 hardware.

By default VirtualBox will be compiled with hardening enabled. That
means all binaries will be run suid root, which is the default
behaviour of upstream packages. However, you are still able
to disable this by passing HARDENING=no to the script.

You have to create a vboxusers group, e.g. "groupadd -g 215 vboxusers"
and make your user a member of that group.

To compile virtualbox without the Qt4 GUI pass QT4=no to the script.

To enable the webservice pass WEBSERVICE=yes to the script. This adds gsoap
to the list of required dependencies.

If you want to attach VirtualBox to a VDE network you will need vde2.

VirtualBox requires acpica, the jdk package from /extra, and the
virtualbox-kernel package is needed at runtime. See README.SLACKWARE
for some setup notes.

NOTE: This will not build on a stock x86_64 system.
If you did a full install of Slackware 64-bit 13.37, the acpica package should build without problems if the acpid package is installed (look at /var/log/packages/acpid-2.0.9-x86_64-1; it should be there). The SlackBuild for acpica does not require you to add the "ARCH" -- it's automatically detected.

It may be easier if you download the All distributions => AMD64 packages from http://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Linux_Downloads -- the packages will be VirtualBox 4.0.8 (rather than 4.0.4 which did exhibit problems) and you simply
Code:
su -                       (or sudo)
sh VirtualBox-4.0.8-71778-Linux_amd64.run
to install it.

Be sure to also download Oracle_VM_VirtualBox_Extension_Pack-4.0.8-71778.vbox-extpack.

Those are your choices: install all the required packages from your Slackware distribution media or build and install all the required packages from SlackBuilds.org (including the kernel modifications you need to install) -- see http://slackbuilds.org/result/?searc...albox&sv=13.37; or download the current VirtualBox as above and install it.

Personally, I vote for 4.0.8 rather than 4.0.4.

If you're attempting to build on Slackware 64-bit 13.1, see the required list at http://slackbuilds.org/result/?searc...ualbox&sv=13.1.

Hope this helps some.

Last edited by tronayne; 06-10-2011 at 01:40 PM.
 
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Old 06-10-2011, 10:26 PM   #3
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Agree with tronayne.

Three choices (I've done all three).

1. You could use the SBo version, but it's for VirtualBox 4.0.4, plus you have to make a few tweaks to get it operational. It will not work with 4.0.8 due to build patch file incompatibility.

2. You could download and compile the source directly from Oracle, but installing it will take some effort to get it right. All lot more that using the SBo.

3. The best option (in my opinion). Simply install VirtualBox-4.0.8-71778-Linux_amd64.run. The installer does all of the work. Adds the vboxuser group, adds the rc.scripts to /etc/rc.d/, appends to rc.local and installs working udev rules. When the installer is finished the only things left to do are add your self to the vboxusers group, start "Virtual Machine" from the KDE menu (it's in System) and add the Extension Pack. Then you are all set to create your first VM.
 
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Old 06-10-2011, 10:32 PM   #4
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Agree with tronayne.
3. The best option (in my opinion). Simply install VirtualBox-4.0.8-71778-Linux_amd64.run. The installer does all of the work. Adds the vboxuser group, adds the rc.scripts to /etc/rc.d/, appends to rc.local and installs working udev rules. When the installer is finished the only things left to do are add your self to the vboxusers group, start "Virtual Machine" from the KDE menu (it's in System) and add the Extension Pack. Then you are all set to create your first VM.
I agree with this option, but some notes
I don't think it's necessary to add your account to vboxusers. At least on my system, i don't use it and VBox is working just fine here
 
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Old 06-11-2011, 11:56 AM   #5
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I don't think it's necessary to add your account to vboxusers. At least on my system, i don't use it and VBox is working just fine here
Agreed. I'm also running the Virtualbox package from Oracle and I did not need to set-up my account for vboxusers. Virtualbox is running just fine here as well.
 
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Old 06-12-2011, 12:51 AM   #6
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While USB may work for you, it may not work for others.
The vboxusers group
Implementation notes for Windows and Linux hosts
USB not working

You can also access some USB devices without the Extension Pack installed. My USB sticks work just fine with out the Extension Pack installed. That doesn't mean you shouldn't install it.
USB support
Installing VirtualBox and extension packs
 
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Old 06-14-2011, 04:15 AM   #7
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Thanks, I used the Oracle installation script, and It's all right. I didn't create a vbox group, and it's working anyway. The abscence of "acpica" dependencie don't make problem.
 
Old 04-05-2016, 12:36 PM   #8
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install virtualbox for Slackware 14.1 64bit

I try to install virtualbox for Slackware 14.1 64bit and can't Building the VirtualBox kernel modules. Any help
ash-4.2# sh VirtualBox-4.0.8-71778-Linux_amd64.run
Verifying archive integrity... All good.
Uncompressing VirtualBox for Linux installation...........
VirtualBox Version 4.0.8 r71778 (2011-05-16T17:05:29Z) installer
Removing previous installation of VirtualBox 4.0.8 r71778 from /opt/VirtualBox
Installing VirtualBox to /opt/VirtualBox
Python found: python, installing bindings...
Building the VirtualBox kernel modules
Error! Bad return status for module build on kernel: 3.12.24 (x86_64)
Consult /var/lib/dkms/vboxhost/4.0.8/build/make.log for more information.

VirtualBox has been installed successfully.

You will find useful information about using VirtualBox in the user manual
/opt/VirtualBox/UserManual.pdf
and in the user FAQ
http://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/User_FAQ

We hope that you enjoy using VirtualBox.
 
Old 04-05-2016, 12:44 PM   #9
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You should not have necro'd a 5 year old thread just to post about your problem. You really should create a new topic and then follow the information in the error, namely:

Code:
Error! Bad return status for module build on kernel: 3.12.24 (x86_64)
Consult /var/lib/dkms/vboxhost/4.0.8/build/make.log for more information.
Look at that make.log and see if it provides you the reason why. If you can't figure it out, please start a new topic and post the resulting error that is in that file.

Also, since you are running 3.12.24, it is obvious you aren't running a completely stock Slackware. Please inform us if you didn't perform a full installation (what did you leave out) and any stock packages that might've been replaced. Also, did you use Pat's 3.12 kernel config in testing/ or did you cook up your own config?
 
Old 04-05-2016, 05:51 PM   #10
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Sorry, blind as a bat, misread the numbers.

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Old 04-05-2016, 08:47 PM   #11
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Your kernel is out of date.
He's running a newer kernel than the stock 14.1 kernel.
 
  


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