[SailfishDevel] SDK without VirtualBox

Jarko Vihriala jarko.vihriala at jollamobile.com
Tue Sep 17 06:48:24 UTC 2013


Yes, it's exactly like Lucien wrote. QtC in SailfishOS SDK assumes there is a VBox named 'MerSDK' and uses VBox control APIs to run start/stop an monitor it. 'MerSDK' VBox does not exist, you cannot build and deploy from QtCreator.


if you want to experiment stuff on your own you need to unzip relevant parts of the target rootfs to ~/SailfishOS/mersdk/targets/<target> and QtCreator should give you the needed autocompletion. In this scenario you don't necessarily need a VM at all (in Linux) but all compilation & deployment steps you need to do manually on command line. I know some people run SDK like that but it's totally on the wild frontier - good luck and please take time to document the steps.

thanks, Jarko

On 09/16/2013 01:54 PM, Lucien XU wrote:

Hello !

It is technically possible to use other virtualization software, but it is not supported. The installer checks if VBox is installed because it needs to configure VBox to add the new virtual machines.

If you want, you can try with other virtualization softwares, but you have to install virtualbox to complete the installation, then remove it and play with the vdis and settings.

Good luck with it, and if you succeded in using (eg) KVM, please do a blog post or a wiki post (assuming SailfishOS.org wiki is writeable, but I'm not sure about it anymore) about how you managed to do it.



Le lundi 16 septembre 2013 12:39:56 Pali Rohár a écrit :

> Hello,


> I tried to install SDK on linux, but it show me this error:


> You need a working VirtualBox installation. Please download it

> from www.virtualbox.org<http://www.virtualbox.org>, install it and then rerun this

> installer.


> Why it is not possible to use any other virtualization software

> (e.g. KVM)? I think that VirtualBox is needed only for running

> x86 disk image (where is build env). If this is true, than using

> any other virtualization tool can be possible. But now installer

> refuse to do anything if VirtualBox is missing in system (even

> unpack data from installer).


> --

> Pali Rohár

> pali.rohar at gmail.com<mailto:pali.rohar at gmail.com>

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