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Old 06-16-2006, 11:19 PM   #1
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Question Suse 10.1 - Different Program Compiling issues

Has anyone noticed that the user level type and system types are conflicting in Suse 10.1?

I've had this happen with a few programs and its quite frustrating... especially since I know they compile perfectly in Suse 10.0.

VMPlayer is a perfect example of this. The RPM installs fine. I get to and it goes to compile the modules and here's the output:

Building the vmmon module.

Using 2.6.x kernel build system.
make: Entering directory `/tmp/vmware-config0/vmmon-only'
make -C /lib/modules/ SUBDIRS=$PWD SRCROOT=$PWD/. modules
make[1]: Entering directory `/usr/src/linux-'
make -C ../../../linux- O=../linux- modules
  CC [M]  /tmp/vmware-config0/vmmon-only/linux/driver.o
In file included from /tmp/vmware-config0/vmmon-only/linux/driver.h:20,
                 from /tmp/vmware-config0/vmmon-only/linux/driver.c:49:
/tmp/vmware-config0/vmmon-only/./include/compat_wait.h:37:5: warning: "VMW_HAVE_EPOLL" is not defined
/tmp/vmware-config0/vmmon-only/./include/compat_wait.h:43:5: warning: "VMW_HAVE_EPOLL" is not defined
In file included from /tmp/vmware-config0/vmmon-only/linux/driver.h:20,
                 from /tmp/vmware-config0/vmmon-only/linux/driver.c:49:
/tmp/vmware-config0/vmmon-only/./include/compat_wait.h:60: error: conflicting types for ‘poll_initwait’
/usr/src/linux- error: previous declaration of ‘poll_initwait’ was here
/tmp/vmware-config0/vmmon-only/linux/driver.c:145: warning: initialization from incompatible pointer type
/tmp/vmware-config0/vmmon-only/linux/driver.c:149: warning: initialization from incompatible pointer type
make[4]: *** [/tmp/vmware-config0/vmmon-only/linux/driver.o] Error 1
make[3]: *** [_module_/tmp/vmware-config0/vmmon-only] Error 2
make[2]: *** [modules] Error 2
make[1]: *** [modules] Error 2
make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/linux-'
make: *** [vmmon.ko] Error 2
make: Leaving directory `/tmp/vmware-config0/vmmon-only'
Unable to build the vmmon module.

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If anyone's done the research and knows the solution please let me know. I did read a bit about it and know that there are types in the user space and the kernel space and thats where the conflict occurs. Just a matter of correcting the Makefile or .c or .h file.
Old 06-16-2006, 11:59 PM   #2
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I solved my problem with Suse 10.1 and VMPlayer, but there are still some other programs out there that have this conflict.

VMPlayer solution found here:


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