[Slackbuilds-users] building virtualbox

Karel Venken k.venken at online.be
Fri Dec 12 18:27:05 UTC 2014

Ryan Northrup wrote:
> On Dec 12, 2014 8:27 AM, "Carl Kreider" <carl.kreider at comcast.net 
> <mailto: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?
> >
> > TIA
> >
> > 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.
Intresting, Would this have been solved by installing multilib? If so, 
is there a way to check it if I have installed it. I guess wine has then 
same requirement? Because I use it as well and it is also indicated not 
to be for 64bit?


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