Monday Mar 10, 2008

VirtualBox on Indiana

I've taken the leap and converted my desktop to run Indiana Developer Preview 2. It's looking pretty nice so far, but as the Preview title suggests, running this as a primary development machine is still a bit on the bleeding edge. So, I'm filing or updating bugs at http://defect.opensolaris.org as they pop up.

Getting VirtualBox running was one of my top priorities so that it remains easy to test in-development bits on Nevada too. So, I downloaded and installed VirtualBox for my amd64 system, and got this:

$ /usr/bin/VirtualBox
ld.so.1: VirtualBox: fatal: libX11.so.4: open failed: No such file or directory
Killed

So, I found (well, David pointed me at) Indiana bug 512, which describes the missing symlink. Since it's just a missing link, I was easily able to work around it.

  # cd /usr/lib/amd64
  # ln -s ../../X11/lib/64/libX11.so.6 libX11.so.4

Now I can launch /usr/bin/VirtualBox, and am installing Nevada right now.

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