[arch-general] rebuild of vbox driver fails - fatal error: linux/autoconf.h: No such file or directory

David C. Rankin drankinatty at suddenlinkmail.com
Sun May 30 16:06:12 EDT 2010


	Trying to rebuild the vbox driver from virtualbox_bin 3.1.0-1 fails with the
following message:

make KBUILD_VERBOSE= -C /lib/modules/2.6.33-ARCH/build
SUBDIRS=/opt/VirtualBox/src/vboxdrv SRCROOT=/opt/VirtualBox/src/vboxdrv modules
make[2]: Entering directory `/usr/src/linux-2.6.33-ARCH'
  CC [M]  /opt/VirtualBox/src/vboxdrv/linux/SUPDrv-linux.o
In file included from /opt/VirtualBox/src/vboxdrv/include/VBox/types.h:34:0,
                 from /opt/VirtualBox/src/vboxdrv/linux/../SUPDrvInternal.h:39,
                 from /opt/VirtualBox/src/vboxdrv/linux/SUPDrv-linux.c:37:
/opt/VirtualBox/src/vboxdrv/include/iprt/types.h:100:30: fatal error:
linux/autoconf.h: No such file or directory
compilation terminated.

...hmm, looks like I'm missing a package, but what?

	I have looked at the forum and evidently there is a solution:


	The problem is, I don't understand the solution. Evidently the solution is:

Check out this line

for i in acpi asm-{generic,x86} config linux math-emu media net pcmcia scsi
sound trace video; do


nothing is mentioned after the do and I haven't a clue what to look for in the
line referred to?

	Can anybody explain this in english ( and very slowly...)

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