[Slackbuilds-users] building virtualbox

Ryan Northrup northrupthebandgeek at gmail.com
Fri Dec 12 17:51:07 UTC 2014

On Dec 12, 2014 8:27 AM, "Carl Kreider" <carl.kreider at comcast.net> wrote:
> I have waded through a few years of archived messages but didn't find an
answer to this: Regarding virtualbox, what does "NOTE:This will not build
on a stock x86_64 system" mean?  It will not build at all?  It needs a
non-stock system to build?  If so, what is a non-stock system?
> Carl

Virtualbox needs 32-bit libraries at compilation-time, which aren't
available by default on a 64-bit install.  You'll need to install 32-bit
libraries via multilib.

At runtime, however, 32-bit dependencies are not needed (IIRC), so once
it's compiled, you shouldn't need the 32-bit libs.  This is why the
precompiled versions from Oracle reportedly work on stock 64-bit Slack.

-- Ryan
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