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Old 03-05-2011, 12:36 AM   #16
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Can it be a solution?
  1. Download kernel-headers-2.6.32-71.14.1.el6.x86_64.rpm
  2. extract it in a directory e.g
    Code:
    mkdir /usr/include/headers-2.6.32-71.14.1.el6.x86_64
    cp /path/to/kernel-headers-2.6.32-71.14.1.el6.x86_64.rpm /usr/include/headers-2.6.32-71.14.1.el6.x86_64
    cd /usr/include/headers-2.6.32-71.14.1.el6.x86_64
    rpm2cpio kernel-headers-2.6.32-71.14.1.el6.x86_64.rpm | cpio -imdv
  3. browse to it in the VMware installation window



I am usig fedora 14, and
Code:
rpm -q --scripts kernel-headers
has no result, and in rpm man page
Quote:
--scripts
List the package specific scriptlet(s) that are used as part of the installation and uninstallation processes.
so extracting the package should have same effect as installing it, except that it is not listed in the rpmdb (If redhat's package doesn't have scripts too). Am I right?

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Old 03-05-2011, 01:58 AM   #17
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Can it be a solution?

1. Download kernel-headers-2.6.32-71.14.1.el6.x86_64.rpm
No. In RHEL and Fedora, the package 'kernel-headers' provides the headers,
that was used to build glibc .

The WMWare installer requires kernel-devel !
The OP does not have a match "kernel / kernel-devel".
Those are two different versions : That's the real problem. !

The package "kernel-devel" will provide :
/usr/src/kernels/<version>/include/<the-real-kernel-headers>///

..

Last edited by knudfl; 03-05-2011 at 02:16 AM.
 
Old 03-07-2011, 06:00 AM   #18
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Hey Guys thanks for the responses. I think knudfl is right VMware is looking for version "2.6.32-71.14.1.el6.x86_64" but version '2.6.32-71.18.1.el6.x86_64' update is installed.

Is there any way I can remove the '2.6.32-71.18.1.el6.x86_64' version? Or can I update a properties file somewhere to make the system use the old '2.6.32-71.14.1.el6.x86_64' version?
 
Old 03-07-2011, 06:20 AM   #19
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Please see post # 14 : Update your kernel.

Or ask Redhat. That's what the paid support is for.
 
Old 03-07-2011, 06:22 AM   #20
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I can't update it with a previous version it just says that it has been installed already. I'll do some more digging...
 
Old 03-08-2011, 04:36 AM   #21
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I can't update it with a previous version
No : Updates are the latest version.
 
Old 03-08-2011, 10:42 AM   #22
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There is something wrong here for sure because when i do a 'uname -a' it brings back "Linux <hostname> 2.6.32-71.14.1.el6.x86_64". I think VMware is looking for this but I have the updated version. Is there a way to change this value?
 
Old 03-08-2011, 11:32 AM   #23
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Ended up removing VMWare, updating kernel-headers and then re-started. When I re-installed VMware it then worked.

Thanks all!
 
  


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