[Slackbuilds-users] virtualbox-ose (3.0.4) on x86_64

Robby Workman rworkman at slackbuilds.org
Sun Aug 30 17:07:27 UTC 2009

On Sun, 30 Aug 2009 17:33:49 +0200
markus reichelt <ml at mareichelt.de> wrote:

> * Heinz Wiesinger <pprkut at liwjatan.at> wrote:
> > > So, are there any workarounds/plans to get this hummer talking to
> > > us -64 users?
> > 
> > Unfortunately the only way to get vbox on slack64 is by either
> > running the binary build (ie virtualbox puel), or by installing
> > 32bit-compat libs for the compilation.
> > 
> > Virtualbox needs the gcc, g++ and glibc 32bit components, but only
> > on build time. It runs fine without them, so you can remove those
> > packages again after building the package.
> Where do I find these?
> I just installed slack13-64 on a new machine and this is my first
> time fiddling around with a pure 64bit OS. I am compiling some
> essential packages for personal use, no probs so far (util-linux-ng
> with loop-AES support, aespipe, dietlibc, ...).
> But really, VirtualBox is a must for me these days.

The binary-only is fine - I've been using it on x86_64 since
well before any of you knew we had an x86_64 version :-)

> > I tried to talk to the vbox devs already weeks ago, making them
> > aware of the situation that slack64 doesn't have 32bit compat libs
> > included, but no luck. They don't seem to care enough about such an
> > "exotic" system.
> Doesn't sound too promising... I'll gladly chime in. Who knows, maybe
> they just need a little push to come to their senses.

Well, as with everything else, sometimes the effort/time required
to do something isn't worth the payoff.  I don't *know* that this
is one of those, but it very well could be.

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