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Old 01-30-2007, 05:53 AM   #1
Intec
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Problem with VMware server on OpenSUSE 10.2: building vmmon


I am trying to install VMware server (VMware-server-1.0.0-28343) on OpenSUSE 10.2. I have GCC and kernel sources installed. I have a problem to build the vmmon module: the vmware-config.pl program complains about the running kernel not matching the header files:

-- start of copy from vmware-config.pl --
What is the location of the directory of C header files that match your running
kernel? [/usr/src/linux/include] /usr/src/linux-2.6.18.2-34-obj/i386/default/include/

The directory of kernel headers (version @@VMWARE@@ UTS_RELEASE) does not match
your running kernel (version 2.6.18.2-34-default). Even if the module were to
compile successfully, it would not load into the running kernel.

What is the location of the directory of C header files that match your running
kernel? [/usr/src/linux/include] /usr/src/linux-2.6.18.2-34/include/

The directory of kernel headers (version @@VMWARE@@ UTS_RELEASE) does not match
your running kernel (version 2.6.18.2-34-default). Even if the module were to
compile successfully, it would not load into the running kernel.

What is the location of the directory of C header files that match your running
kernel? [/usr/src/linux/include] /usr/include/

The header files in /usr/include are generally for C libraries, not for the
running kernel. If you do not have kernel header files in your /usr/src
directory, you probably do not have the kernel-source package installed. Are
you sure that /usr/include contains the header files associated with your
running kernel? [no] yes

The directory of kernel headers (version 2.6.18) does not match your running
kernel (version 2.6.18.2-34-default). Even if the module were to compile
successfully, it would not load into the running kernel.
-- end of copy from vmware-config.pl --

Anybody has a clue of what I'm doing wrong? I did not have this problem with SUSE 10.0 or 10.1. Thanks.
 
Old 02-03-2007, 06:28 AM   #2
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As root, run rpm -qa | grep kernel to list the kernel rpms you have installed.

I get:
linux-kernel-headers-2.6.18.2-3
kernel-syms-2.6.18.2-34
kernel-default-2.6.18.2-34
kernel-source-2.6.18.2-34

What do you get?
 
Old 02-04-2007, 08:11 AM   #3
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I get:

darktown:~ # rpm -qa | grep kernel
kernel-source-2.6.18.2-34
linux-kernel-headers-2.6.18.2-3
kernel-default-2.6.18.2-34

This may also be of interest:

darktown:~ # uname -a
Linux darktown 2.6.18.2-34-default #1 SMP Mon Nov 27 11:46:27 UTC 2006 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux

darktown:~ # find / -name version.h
/usr/include/linux/dvb/version.h
/usr/include/linux/version.h
/usr/src/linux-2.6.18.2-34-obj/i386/default/include/linux/version.h
/usr/src/linux-2.6.18.2-34-obj/i386/bigsmp/include/linux/version.h
/usr/src/linux-2.6.18.2-34-obj/i386/debug/include/linux/version.h
/usr/src/linux-2.6.18.2-34-obj/i386/kdump/include/linux/version.h
/usr/src/linux-2.6.18.2-34-obj/i386/um/include/linux/version.h
/usr/src/linux-2.6.18.2-34-obj/i386/xen/include/config/xen/interface/version.h
/usr/src/linux-2.6.18.2-34-obj/i386/xen/include/linux/version.h
/usr/src/linux-2.6.18.2-34-obj/i386/xenpae/include/config/xen/interface/version.h
/usr/src/linux-2.6.18.2-34-obj/i386/xenpae/include/linux/version.h
/usr/src/linux-2.6.18.2-34/arch/i386/math-emu/version.h
/usr/src/linux-2.6.18.2-34/drivers/macintosh/mol/include/version.h
/usr/src/linux-2.6.18.2-34/include/linux/dvb/version.h
/usr/src/linux-2.6.18.2-34/include/linux/version.h
/usr/src/linux-2.6.18.2-34/include/pcmcia/version.h
/usr/src/linux-2.6.18.2-34/include/sound/version.h
/usr/src/linux-2.6.18.2-34/include/xen/interface/version.h
darktown:~ #

Thanks.
 
Old 02-04-2007, 08:20 AM   #4
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Okay, you've got the files you need. What happens if you leave the answer to "What is the location of the directory of C header files that match your running kernel?" as the default? I didn't change this to set up VMware player.
 
Old 02-05-2007, 03:05 AM   #5
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First of all, thanks for your help. Remark: I'm installing VMware server, not VMware player.

When I do not change the default, this is what happens:

What is the location of the directory of C header files that match your running
kernel? [/usr/src/linux/include]
The directory of kernel headers (version @@VMWARE@@ UTS_RELEASE) does not match
your running kernel (version 2.6.18.2-34-default). Even if the module were to
compile successfully, it would not load into the running kernel.

What bothers me is the "@@VMWARE@@" bit, which seems like an internal variable name of some scripting language (perl?).

If I choose the folder "/usr/include/", I get at least a kernel version number: "version 2.6.18" in stead of "@@VMWARE@@".

What is the location of the directory of C header files that match your running
kernel? [/usr/src/linux/include] /usr/include/
The header files in /usr/include are generally for C libraries, not for the
running kernel. If you do not have kernel header files in your /usr/src
directory, you probably do not have the kernel-source package installed. Are
you sure that /usr/include contains the header files associated with your
running kernel? [no] yes
The directory of kernel headers (version 2.6.18) does not match your running
kernel (version 2.6.18.2-34-default). Even if the module were to compile
successfully, it would not load into the running kernel.
 
Old 02-07-2007, 05:09 AM   #6
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This problem is referenced on the VMware Forums here:
http://www.vmware.com/community/mess...ssageID=498748

The bottom line is that you need to run the "any-any" patch.

The current patch (as of 29-Jan-2007) is:
http://ftp.cvut.cz/vmware/vmware-any...date107.tar.gz

For further reference, this exact problem is discussed on LQ here:
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...d.php?t=502830

I just successfully installed VMware Server on a Debian (Sid) system by:
(1) running the vmware-install.pl script, and having it fail.
(2) running the runme.pl any-any script, and letting it patch things.
(3) running the vmware-install.pl script again, and watching it work.

Hope that helps.
 
Old 02-12-2007, 12:10 AM   #7
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The problem is that the version on the linux kernel is now in linux/utsrelease.h and vmware is looking for in version.h
 
Old 02-12-2007, 10:08 AM   #8
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The any-any patch is the solution to my problem indeed. Thanks a lot, everything works fine now.
 
Old 03-20-2007, 02:53 AM   #9
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Unable to Install VMWare in OpenSuse 10.2

I was having the same issue with @@VMWARE@@ Variable. Turns out that when I installed my Kernel sources it installed the wrong version from a YAST installation source and I just inserted my OpenSUSE 10.2 DVD and reinstalled the version that came on the DVD and reinstalled VMWare Workstation and it was fixed.
 
Old 04-01-2007, 08:41 AM   #10
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the kernel headers you installed dont match the kernel you have. i guess install a different kernel and reboot (the kernel that matches)
 
  


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