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Distribution: Gentoo Hardened using OpenRC not Systemd
compiling vmware module in ubuntu feisty
VMWare Server was working in Edgy. I upgraded to Feisty. Now the VMWare Server module will not compile.
vmware is installed, but it has not been (correctly) configured
for this system. To (re-)configure it, invoke the following command:
chris@ubuntu:~$ sudo /usr/bin/vmware-config.pl
Making sure services for VMware Server are stopped.
Stopping VMware services:
Virtual machine monitor done
Bridged networking on /dev/vmnet0 done
DHCP server on /dev/vmnet1 done
Host-only networking on /dev/vmnet1 done
DHCP server on /dev/vmnet8 done
NAT service on /dev/vmnet8 done
Host-only networking on /dev/vmnet8 done
Virtual ethernet done
Configuring fallback GTK+ 2.4 libraries.
In which directory do you want to install the mime type icons?
What directory contains your desktop menu entry files? These files have a
.desktop file extension. [/usr/share/applications]
In which directory do you want to install the application's icon?
/usr/share/applications/vmware-server.desktop: warning: The 'Application' category is not defined by the desktop entry specification. Please use one of "AudioVideo", "Audio", "Video", "Development", "Education", "Game", "Graphics", "Network", "Office", "Settings", "System", "Utility" instead
/usr/share/applications/vmware-console-uri-handler.desktop: warning: The 'Application' category is not defined by the desktop entry specification. Please use one of "AudioVideo", "Audio", "Video", "Development", "Education", "Game", "Graphics", "Network", "Office", "Settings", "System", "Utility" instead
Trying to find a suitable vmmon module for your running kernel.
None of the pre-built vmmon modules for VMware Server is suitable for your
running kernel. Do you want this program to try to build the vmmon module for
your system (you need to have a C compiler installed on your system)? [yes]
Using compiler "/usr/bin/gcc". Use environment variable CC to override.
What is the location of the directory of C header files that match your running
Extracting the sources of the vmmon module.
Building the vmmon module.
Using 2.6.x kernel build system.
make: Entering directory `/tmp/vmware-config0/vmmon-only'
make -C /lib/modules/2.6.20-10-generic/build/include/.. SUBDIRS=$PWD SRCROOT=$PWD/. modules
make: Entering directory `/usr/src/linux-headers-2.6.20-10-generic'
CC [M] /tmp/vmware-config0/vmmon-only/linux/driver.o
In file included from /tmp/vmware-config0/vmmon-only/linux/driver.c:80:
/tmp/vmware-config0/vmmon-only/./include/compat_kernel.h:21: error: expected declaration specifiers or ‘...’ before ‘compat_exit’
/tmp/vmware-config0/vmmon-only/./include/compat_kernel.h:21: error: expected declaration specifiers or ‘...’ before ‘exit_code’
/tmp/vmware-config0/vmmon-only/./include/compat_kernel.h:21: warning: type defaults to ‘int’ in declaration of ‘_syscall1’
make: *** [/tmp/vmware-config0/vmmon-only/linux/driver.o] Error 1
make: *** [_module_/tmp/vmware-config0/vmmon-only] Error 2
make: Leaving directory `/usr/src/linux-headers-2.6.20-10-generic'
make: *** [vmmon.ko] Error 2
make: Leaving directory `/tmp/vmware-config0/vmmon-only'
Unable to build the vmmon module.
For more information on how to troubleshoot module-related problems, please
visit our Web site at "http://www.vmware.com/download/modules/modules.html" and
chris@ubuntu:~$ which gcc
chris@ubuntu:~$ gcc -v
Using built-in specs.
Configured with: ../src/configure -v --enable-languages=c,c++,fortran,objc,obj-c++,treelang --prefix=/usr --enable-shared --with-system-zlib --libexecdir=/usr/lib --without-included-gettext --enable-threads=posix --enable-nls --program-suffix=-4.1 --enable-__cxa_atexit --enable-clocale=gnu --enable-libstdcxx-debug --enable-mpfr --enable-checking=release i486-linux-gnu
Thread model: posix
gcc version 4.1.2 (Ubuntu 4.1.2-0ubuntu4)
chris@ubuntu:~$ dpkg -l | grep header
ii linux-headers-2.6.17-10 126.96.36.199-10.34 Header files related to Linux kernel version
ii linux-headers-2.6.17-10-generic 188.8.131.52-10.34 Linux kernel headers for version 2.6.17 on x
ii linux-headers-2.6.17-11 184.108.40.206-11.35 Header files related to Linux kernel version
ii linux-headers-2.6.17-11-generic 220.127.116.11-11.35 Linux kernel headers for version 2.6.17 on x
ii linux-headers-2.6.20-10 2.6.20-10.17 Header files related to Linux kernel version
ii linux-headers-2.6.20-10-generic 2.6.20-10.17 Linux kernel headers for version 2.6.20 on x
ii linux-headers-generic 18.104.22.168.6 Generic Linux kernel headers
chris@ubuntu:~$ cat /etc/issue.net
Distribution: Gentoo Hardened using OpenRC not Systemd
I found a solution. Installing a package with patched vmware server modules after the compilation has failed, and then running vmware-config.pl as root again solves the problem, and the modules will compile fine without errors.
vmware-server-kernel-modules-2.6.20-15 - vmware-server modules for Linux (kernel 2.6.20)
vmware-server-kernel-modules - vmware-server kernel module dependency package
Last edited by fakie_flip; 05-04-2007 at 07:13 PM.