[Pkg-virtualbox-devel] Bug#602673: virtualbox-ose-guest-dkms: virtualbox guest additions fail to install on kfreebsd

toobuntu toobuntu at gmail.com
Sun Nov 7 17:06:38 UTC 2010

Actually, the situation is worse than I had thought, as pointed out by
Eduard Bloch on #602392: "On Sun, Nov 7, 2010 at 11:25 AM, Eduard Bloch <
edi at gmx.de> wrote:

You are right but the situation is worse than you assumed. ATM I can not
find any OOT module source supposed to be built on kFreeBSD. Even
your virtualbox-ose-guest-dkms, if you look at the source then you will
see that it requires Linux kernel build system for its build process."

That said, the folks working on the FreeBSD ports made it work (just without
using dkms, etc.) and their equivalent of virtualbox-ose-guest-source will
compile on the freebsd kernel. However, it would seem that such a build
process unique to kfreebsd would have to be carried over to Debian
GNU/kfreebsd for it to compile.

See http://wiki.freebsd.org/VirtualBox, "Guest Additions for FreeBSD guests"
section for compiling instructions of the port and
the raw files.

http://www.freebsd.org/cgi/ports.cgi?query=virtualbox-ose&stype=all will
show all virtualbox-ose related ports (not just the guest additions).

Seems like a lot of work.
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