Opened 7 years ago

Closed 23 months ago

#40786 closed update (duplicate)

virtualbox and sub-ports: update to 4.3

Reported by: mail@… Owned by: macports-tickets@…
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Keywords: Cc: royliu@…, markemer (Mark Anderson), petrrr, whcordis@…, anddam (Andrea D'Amore), mkae (Marko Käning), ktaylor1024@…, cooljeanius (Eric Gallager), joel@…, myint (Steven Myint)
Port: virtualbox virtualbox-extension-pack virtualbox-guest-additions

Description

Please upgrade virtualbox and its sub-ports to version 4.3, which has been released this week.

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patch (27.3 KB) - added by royliu@… 7 years ago.
My work so far

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Change History (32)

comment:1 Changed 7 years ago by mail@…

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comment:2 Changed 7 years ago by ryandesign (Ryan Schmidt)

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Keywords: virtualbox virtualbox-extension-pack virtualbox-guest-additions removed
Summary: Please upgrade virtualbox and its sub-ports to version 4.3virtualbox and sub-ports: update to 4.3
Version: 2.2.0

comment:3 Changed 7 years ago by ryandesign (Ryan Schmidt)

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comment:4 Changed 7 years ago by mail@…

Any news? Anyone?

comment:5 Changed 7 years ago by markemer (Mark Anderson)

Virtualbox is nomaintainer, so it's likely to take a bit more time. Let me take a look tonight.

comment:6 Changed 7 years ago by markemer (Mark Anderson)

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comment:7 Changed 7 years ago by raimue (Rainer Müller)

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comment:8 Changed 7 years ago by petrrr

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comment:9 Changed 7 years ago by markemer (Mark Anderson)

Ok, well I am looking at it now, but the big problem is that I am on 10.9 and the virtualbox port needs qt4. So this may be a little while. I need to go spin up a vm with 10.8 on it so I can play with it.

comment:10 Changed 7 years ago by raimue (Rainer Müller)

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comment:11 Changed 7 years ago by mail@…

There has been a maintenance release 4.3.2: https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Changelog

If I can help with testing, I am still running OSX 10.8.

comment:12 Changed 7 years ago by markemer (Mark Anderson)

qt4-mac has started working on 10.9 so I've started playing with this. I'll let you know when I have a portfile for you to try.

Changed 7 years ago by royliu@…

Attachment: patch added

My work so far

comment:13 Changed 7 years ago by royliu@…

I've attached a non-working patch, which represents my progress so far. There are a few things left to be done:

  1. Sort out the PVM macro conflict. Apparently 10.8 defines it, and this conflicts with VirtualBox's own definition, which means "pointer to the VM struct".
  2. Modernize deprecated use of the Carbon API.

It's going to be a challenge to get VirtualBox to build, and I just don't have to time to devote to this.

comment:14 Changed 7 years ago by markemer (Mark Anderson)

I'm taking a look. I agree with royliu@…, this is going to be a hell of an effort to get this to build. It's going to be a little while.

comment:15 Changed 7 years ago by whcordis@…

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comment:16 Changed 7 years ago by anddam (Andrea D'Amore)

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comment:17 Changed 7 years ago by ryandesign (Ryan Schmidt)

It's not our job to rewrite the project's source code; the developers of virtualbox should be doing that. Are there already upstream tickets for these issues?

comment:18 Changed 7 years ago by mkae (Marko Käning)

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comment:19 Changed 7 years ago by markemer (Mark Anderson)

I'm mostly interested in getting it to compile. The other issues I will open tickets for upstream. If any compile blockers are too much heavy lifting, I'll open tickets upstream there too.

comment:20 Changed 7 years ago by royliu@…

Overriding /Applications/Xcode.app/Contents/Developer/Platforms/MacOSX.platform/Developer/SDKs/MacOSX10.9.sdk/usr/include/sys/param.h will do the trick, since it contains the conflicting definition of PVM. You'll then have to adapt old Carbon calls to the new APIs.

I doubt the VirtualBox devs will address the issue soon, since the use of PVM is pervasive.

Have (un)fun!

comment:21 Changed 7 years ago by ktaylor1024@…

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comment:22 Changed 7 years ago by mail@…

As Virtualbox 4.3.4 and 4.2.20 have been released this week, could we at least upgrade the port to 4.2.20? I would guess that does not bring that much trouble in comparison to 4.3.x.

comment:23 Changed 7 years ago by cooljeanius (Eric Gallager)

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comment:24 Changed 6 years ago by joel@…

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comment:25 Changed 5 years ago by petrrr

I just would like to ping here. Is there still someone working on this?

comment:26 Changed 5 years ago by mkae (Marko Käning)

As this ticket is NOT assigned to anyone it means that - unfortunately - NO ONE is working on it ATM...

If you need this port, please support the MacPorts community by picking it up, perhaps! :-)

comment:27 Changed 4 years ago by ryandesign (Ryan Schmidt)

See also #50622 proposing an update to version 5.x.

comment:28 Changed 4 years ago by essandess (Steve Smith)

CC me.

comment:29 Changed 3 years ago by myint (Steven Myint)

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comment:30 Changed 23 months ago by socratisk (Socratis)

I just posted an update about this on #50622 if you're interested. I think that this ticket is way too old and should be closed(?) as obsolete(?) and let the discussion continue in #50622. I don't see backporting 4.3.x happening any time soon...

comment:31 Changed 23 months ago by mf2k (Frank Schima)

Resolution: duplicate
Status: newclosed
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