[Slackbuilds-users] virtualbox-ose.SlacBuild on Multilib install

Chris Abela chris.abela at maltats.com
Wed Sep 30 11:59:08 UTC 2009

Hi All,

Not being competent as Alien Bob or Heinz Wiesinger, I must say that I only
managed to install virtualbox-ose-x86_64-1_Sbo.tgz on Slack64 after a heavy
trial and error session. For those who are planning to make such an
installation the following notes might help. If anyone can explain or
improve them, please go ahead.

1. Install Multilib according to Eric's wiki.
2. Do not bother installing gsoap. I did not manage to install the
webservice option, no matter what.
3. Edit LIBDIRSUFFIX="64" to LIBDIRSUFFIX="" in the SlackBuild.
4. DO NOT source /etc/profile.d/32dev.sh.
5. groupadd -g 215 vboxusers , # export VBOXUSERS=NO is not respected.
6. Naturally, do not: # export WEBSERVISE=yes  
5. Run the virtualbox-ose.SlackBuild as usual.
6. Run the virtualbox-kernel.SlacBuild as usual.
7. installpkg the packages as usual.
Then usual VirtualBox stuff (that all Slacker know, but might forget)
8. Edit /etc/groups to include your users in the vboxusers group.
9. # chmod 755 /etc/rc.d/rc.vboxdvr # DON'T ASK!
10. Edit /etc/rc.d/rc.local and /etc/rc.d/rc.local_shutdown according to the
11. # /etc/rc.d/rc.vboxdrv start
12 If you are running Fluxbox (my present WM), edit .fluxbox/menu with
[exec] (VirtualBox) {VirtualBox} somewhere appropriate.


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