Virtualbox on 8.2 64-bit (cont)

Mario Lobo lobo at bsd.com.br
Tue Jun 14 21:52:18 UTC 2011


On Monday 13 June 2011 21:14:05 Rob wrote:
> On 6/9/11 4:55 PM, Mario Lobo wrote:
> > On Thursday 09 June 2011 10:49:37 Rob wrote:
> >> On 6/6/11 8:39 PM, Mario Lobo wrote:
> >>> On Monday 06 June 2011 17:56:53 Rob wrote:
> >>>> I was attempting to install virtualbox on my 8.2-p2 64-bit system this
> >>>> weekend, and hit a rather curious situation.  The pre-packaged version
> >>>> of virtualbox retrievable by pkg_add is 3.2.12 (which looks in
> >>>> ports/amd64/packages-8.2-release).  Poking around on the ftp server, I
> >>>> see that packages-8.1-release also has a 3.x version, but
> >>>> packages-8-stable has the latest 4.0.8.
> >>>> 
> >>>> I went to look in ports, which contains 4.0.8, and build it myself but
> >>>> I got an error saying I need to have the 32-bit libraries installed
> >>>> in order to build virtualbox.
> >>>> 
> >>>> So, my question is 2-fold:
> >>>> 1) What is the reason the 64-bit pre-packaged version of virtualbox is
> >>>> still at the 3.x version?  Would there be a problem with installing
> >>>> the packages (virtualbox and kernel module) from packages-8-stable?
> >>>> 
> >>>> 2) How do I build virtualbox 4.0.8 on a 64-bit system w/o the 32-bit
> >>>> libs.  Is that possible?  Searching around has produced old e-mail
> >>>> threads indicating this was a problem as of 2 or so years ago with the
> >>>> 3.x release.  If it's not possible to build w/o the 32-bit libs, what
> >>>> do I need to install?
> >>>> 
> >>>> Rob
> >>> 
> >>> You need to rebuild your kernel with
> >>> 
> >>> 
> >>> 
> >>> options		COMPAT_FREEBSD32	# Compatible with i386 binaries
> >>> 
> >>> 
> >>> 
> >>> included.
> >>> 
> >>> And as per the port's error message:
> >>> 
> >>> cd /usr/src; make build32 install32; /etc/rc.d/ldconfig restart
> >> 
> >> I noticed that when I tried to build the ports, but I don't have
> >> anything in /usr/src and no information was given as to what
> >> packages/src I needed to install.  I'd like to avoid diverging from the
> >> stock release kernel for upgrade simplicity.  What exactly does that do?
> >> 
> >>    Will it introduce upgrade complexity (ie will I have to upgrade these
> >> 
> >> libs before I upgrade the kernel or some such)?
> >> 
> >> Rob
> > 
> > To remain with the same kernel you installed, you must install the source
> > tree from the same CD/DVD you used for installation.
> > 
> > You will have to run sysinstal and go to
> > 
> > Configure      Do post-install configuration of FreeBSD
> > 
> > then
> > 
> > Distributions               Install additional distribution sets
> > 
> > then mark
> > 
> > [ ]  src       Sources for everything
> > 
> > Choose the CDROM as installation media. After that you'll have all the
> > sources on your HD and can proceed to the compilation of the 32 libs.
> > 
> > If the sources are from the same CD you installed the system, they will
> > be in sync with your kernel. No upgrade issues.
> 
> What is that command doing though?  It's building what from src?  What
> is the output of build32?  I assume it's not a kernel.
> 

No. Its JUST the 32 bit libraries.

make build32 builds the 32bit libraries. It simply outputs the compilation 
process.

make install32 installs the 32bit libraries. Same thing but for the install 
process.



> Also, do you know the difference between pre-built packages on the
> freebsd ftp server in packages-8.2-release vs packages-8-stable?
> 

Well, IF you installed the source tree from the SAME cd  which you installed 
the FreeBSD you have now, there won't be any problems. You said you want to 
keep the stock kernel you installed so I assume that you haven't updated 
anything from the internet. You MUST install the source tree from the same 
DVD/CD from where you installed your running kernel!

The diference is that the packages are meant to run on their respective 
version. I believe that packages that don't rely on a specific thing of one 
version should run without problems on both. But this is not normal or even 
needed at all, specially because it is so easy to bring everything uptodate to 
the same version.


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Mario Lobo
http://www.mallavoodoo.com.br
FreeBSD since 2.2.8 [not Pro-Audio.... YET!!] (99% winblows FREE)


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