Fedora 17 - "unified filesystem"

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Fedora 17 - "unified filesystem"

Postby yug » 6. Feb 2012, 17:13

Fedora 17 Alpha -TC1

The guest additions refuses to build complaining about 'KERN_DIR'. Actually the kernel source directory hasn't moved but /lib /lib64 etc. are now symlinks to /usr/lib /usr/lib64 ...
I'm not sure what I have to do so that everything is located properly for building.
Fedora 17 is still very young and I expected to have problems with the video but as it stands no modules can be built.
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Re: Fedora 17 - "unified filesystem"

Postby Frank Mehnert » 6. Feb 2012, 18:13

Could you paste the complete build log?
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Re: Fedora 17 - "unified filesystem"

Postby yug » 6. Feb 2012, 19:29

Frank Mehnert wrote:Could you paste the complete build log?


This is as far as I got.


Script started on Mon 06 Feb 2012 09:09:48 AM PST
[root@localhost vboxguest-4.1.8]# pwd
/opt/VBoxGuestAdditions-4.1.8/src/vboxguest-4.1.8
[root@localhost vboxguest-4.1.8]# make install
make[1]: Entering directory `/opt/VBoxGuestAdditions-4.1.8/src/vboxguest-4.1.8/vboxguest'
/opt/VBoxGuestAdditions-4.1.8/src/vboxguest-4.1.8/vboxguest/Makefile.include.header:94: *** Error: unable to find the sources of your current Linux kernel. Specify KERN_DIR=<directory> and run Make again. Stop.
make[1]: Leaving directory `/opt/VBoxGuestAdditions-4.1.8/src/vboxguest-4.1.8/vboxguest'
make: *** [install] Error 2
[root@localhost vboxguest-4.1.8]# exit

Script done on Mon 06 Feb 2012 09:10:17 AM PST
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Re: Fedora 17 - "unified filesystem"

Postby Technologov » 6. Feb 2012, 19:44

which kernel ?

uname -a

Also, this OS was not released, so you can't expect support.
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Re: Fedora 17 - "unified filesystem"

Postby yug » 6. Feb 2012, 20:21

Technologov wrote:which kernel ?

uname -a

Also, this OS was not released, so you can't expect support.


My post was mostly a heads-up as Fedora 17 is coming soon. I think the symlinks are breaking the build.

The kernel is 3.3.0-0????

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Re: Fedora 17 - "unified filesystem"

Postby Technologov » 6. Feb 2012, 20:51

kernel 3.3.0 not supported by VBox 4.1.8 -- you need latest SVN. (optionally with my patch)
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Re: Fedora 17 - "unified filesystem"

Postby yug » 10. Feb 2012, 01:54

I managed to build everything apart from the vboxvideo module. It turned out kernel source wasn't linked properly from the "build" link in /usr/lib/modules directory.
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Re: Fedora 17 - "unified filesystem"

Postby Perryg » 10. Feb 2012, 02:31

My post was mostly a heads-up as Fedora 17 is coming soon.

Hummm, I guess this is all relative but Fedora 17 is only in TC1. Most of the time consideration to include patches and code changes are not even given until it hits Alpha phase which for F17 is the 28th of this month.

http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Releases/17/Schedule

The reasoning behind this is package freeze. Before that the project is in so much flux there is no way to know what to plan for.
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Re: Fedora 17 - "unified filesystem"

Postby robatino » 14. Feb 2012, 19:58

TC1 is pre-usrmove so unless you've done the filesystem conversion

http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Upgrading ... _Fedora_17

the symlinks shouldn't exist yet. TC2 is post-usrmove.
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Re: Fedora 17 - "unified filesystem"

Postby yug » 28. Feb 2012, 20:09

Fedora 17 has now achieved Alpha.

Is there a Guest Additions with ABI compatibility for the vboxvideo module?

Xorg - 1.11.99.901
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Re: Fedora 17 - "unified filesystem"

Postby Perryg » 28. Feb 2012, 20:49

Alpha was reached today. (28th) They need time to look it over. Then the only way you will get it before the next maintenance release is to build it from SVN.
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Re: Fedora 17 - "unified filesystem"

Postby yug » 28. Feb 2012, 21:00

Perryg wrote:Alpha was reached today. (28th) They need time to look it over. Then the only way you will get it before the next maintenance release is to build it from SVN.


Thanks, I looked into building SVN myself but the requirements are beyond me at the moment.

This is sort of a 'catch 22' situation. Virtual Box is a great platform for testing new pre-release software but you only support release software.
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Re: Fedora 17 - "unified filesystem"

Postby Perryg » 5. Mar 2012, 03:03

Researching this more and it may be quite the hack to make it work. Seems they (Fedora) are trying to make Gnome3 work even if there is no OpenGL support provided by the graphics adapter. Using what they call software rendered OpenGL. I know work is going on at VBox to satisfy this but it does look interesting even if it causes some grief to start with. That is if you like Gnome3.
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Re: Fedora 17 - "unified filesystem"

Postby michael » 5. Mar 2012, 12:24

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Re: Fedora 17 - "unified filesystem"

Postby Perryg » 5. Mar 2012, 15:52

Thanks Michael,

This didn't seem to be an issue any longer with the latest net install from Fedora. (Guess they fixed it) Where I am failing is the unsupported xorg release.
Xorg 1.11.99.903 shows unsupported pre-release and window system drivers not being installed.

I see 1.*.99.* is commented to experimental and not supported in vboxadd-x11 (source).
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