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Old 06-27-2003, 07:49 PM   #1
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Angry VMware under Red hat 9.0


My problems with installing VMware-workstation-4.0.0-4460.i386.rpm seem never ending. I found that the C header directory is (probably) /usr/include/linux, and have checked, via rpm -q -glibc-kernheaders to find that the C headers are installed.

So I set off to install VMware via rpm -Uvf etc. First check was rpm -q which reports that VMware is not installed. But running rpm -U (or i) reports that the package is already installed. Trying to delete it with rpm -e reports it as not installed. And deleting every VMware file on the system doesn't help. VMware.org provides no assistance.

... maybe Windows wasn't so bad after all!!!

regor
 
Old 06-27-2003, 08:17 PM   #2
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i suggest installing it from source, the INSTALL or README files are excellent and will walk you right through it
 
Old 06-27-2003, 08:18 PM   #3
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you haven't actually asked a question here... did you mean to or are you just having a moan?
 
Old 06-29-2003, 01:11 AM   #4
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did you ever try what was suggested in the other thread you started?
 
Old 06-29-2003, 11:09 AM   #5
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I finally got the Vmware "C Header File" problem fixed. So everybody out there having the same problem, listen up. This was in RH9, by the way.

in /usr/src if there is not a /linux.2.4 or /linux.2.4.20-8 or something of that nature, then you MUST install the kernel development tools. This will install the kernel-source correctly. I tried just installing the kernel-source rpm, but it didnt work.

for you newbies, you can find the "add-remove applications" under system settings and run that. it's a nice graphical tool. scroll down and check the kernel development. fyi: you will need disk 2 and 3 if you are in RH9.

after you install that, head back to the /usr/src and you will see you a couple new folders. head into the /usr/src/linux.2.4.20-8/include and you will see all the good stuff that vmware is looking for, like the asm, net, and linux.

so when it asks, where are the c header files? [/usr/src/linux/include]

obviously that is not the right place, just type in the path correctly, and you will be rockin! hope that helps!
 
Old 06-29-2003, 07:57 PM   #6
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VMware and Red Hat 9.0 - installation

To BeXplosive - I haven't been able to get back to the headers directory problem because I cannot get the installer to decide whether the package is installed or not.

watashiwaotaku7suggested installing from source but I do not seem to be able to find a source download anywhere.

Can anyone give me the address for a .src.rpm for VMware?

Or perhaps tell me how to convince the installer that the package is NOT installed (it isn't as far as I can see) so that I can run the rpm install again?

Yours frustratedly
 
Old 06-29-2003, 09:41 PM   #7
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when you try to reinstall the rpm, what happens?
 
  


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