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Old 04-21-2008, 01:21 PM   #91
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Old 04-21-2008, 06:38 PM   #92
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ppr:kut, lol, I must have been loopy when I wrote that. You know, just use the VM you are hoping to compile in order to compile your VM. Simple stuff really.
Old 04-22-2008, 03:18 PM   #93
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You know, just use the VM you are hoping to compile in order to compile your VM.
Sounds nice Actually, it is possible, with success I'm using the package mentioned before, but it looks like it misses VRDP. And what is more, I want it compiled on my own Seems like I'm not so far to reach it.
( He could use vmware though)
vmware works very slowly for me (laptop, 512mb, P4-M 2.66GHz), probably because of disk. The friend of mine runs vmware on some 1GHz+ celeron, and it works quite well, so I'm not going to make a comparison here (but still, vbox works faster for me).
you're downgrading some major packages here
Yes and no Because in Slackware there are no dependencies, so uninstalling GCC4 and installing GCC3 seems like simple file exchange, the same applies to the kernel, when you know what you're doing.

Ok, many words up there If I successfully compile vbox, just will let you know (in a case you were curious).

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Old 04-25-2008, 09:35 AM   #94
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Finally, I was able to compile, providing the followings were met:
- Linux kernel (custom)
- kernel-headers (Slackware 12.0 default)
- acpica-20080213 (
- dev86-0.16.15 (
- icu4c-3.8.1 (
- xerces-c-2.8.0 (
- xalan-c-1.10.0 (
All above were compiled with GCC 4.1.2. I don't know if the xalan, xereces, etc. versions matter, I used those found at at the moment.

And just before compiling vbox itself, I uninstalled GCC4 and installed GCC 3.4.6 from /pasture.

Best regards,
Old 04-26-2008, 08:42 AM   #95
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Now I get that error too when trying to compile Virtualbox on current. However, I will not go through the process of switching gcc just to compile Virtualbox .
I tried the current SVN-version of Virtualbox and it does compile.... Yeah, that's well put. It does compile (with gcc34 compat). It still fails with gcc4. But as there is now a bug report open stating this issue, there's hope .
Other benefits of the svn-version: no more dependency on xalan/xerces and a qt4 gui (though qt-4.3 is not found by configure...).


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