emulators/virtualbox-ose build failure

Bernhard Fröhlich decke at bluelife.at
Mon Aug 1 12:25:29 UTC 2016

On Mon, Aug 1, 2016 at 1:47 PM, Matthias Petermann (Business)
<matthias at petermann-it.de> wrote:
> Hello,
> during the last build of my custom package repository I did experience a
> strange issue. I am using Synth, the build host is running FreeBSD
> 10.3/amd64. For the last build run, I receive an error:
> In file included from
> /construction/xports/emulators/virtualbox-ose/work/VirtualBox-5.0.26/src/recompiler/cpu-exec.c:30:
> /construction/xports/emulators/virtualbox-ose/work/VirtualBox-5.0.26/src/recompiler/target-i386/exec.h:41:30:
> error: global register variables are not supported
> register struct CPUX86State *env asm(AREG0);
>                              ^
> (the full log is available in (1)). The closest I could find is stated
> in a posting from 2012 (2) where a similiar issue from seems to occur
> when Virtualbox is compiled with clang and not gcc. Not sure is this
> still applies today but Makefile seems still to refer --with-gcc.
> Some observations:
> * the build issue started when I included multimedia/kdenlive to the
> to-be-built port list
> * both ports (kdenlive and virtualbox-ose) share the Qt4 dependency
> * synth is building each port in a clean chroot, builds dependencies
> first and does a pkg install for them in the clean chroot where
> virtualbox-ose is built
> * kdenlive is built in order before virtualbox-ose, so Qt4 dependency
> build seems to be triggered from kdenlive
> Has anyone on this list an idea what is going wrong here?
> Thanks in advance & best regards,
> Matthias
> (1) https://dev.petermann-it.de/nextcloud/index.php/s/RpnDYYiyYSCjenb
> (2) http://osdir.com/ml/freebsd-emulation/2012-04/msg00108.html

The automated FreeBSD package building with poudriere produced the same error
last night for FreeBSD 10.3.

Since about a year the port uses a mixture of clang and gcc because clang does
not support global register variables. On the other side building all
ports with clang
but only vbox with gcc created issues in KDE.

The result are a couple of patches from jkim which are not supported
at all but use
both compilers in a mix. Might be they need to be fixed after the
update to vbox 5.0.

Bernhard Fröhlich

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