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Old 02-04-2005, 06:28 PM   #1
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Talking vmware + gcc problems


I have a little problem at this momment.

I'm traying to install vmware 4.5.2 in my Mandrake Community 10.1 with gcc 3.4.1, but the problem is that when I'm running the the program detects my gcc libraries and pops an alert telling tha my system was compiled with the gcc 3.3.2 and if try to create the vmmon module with the version 3.4.1 it will crash. And it happens, the crashes.

So i've tried to install gcc 3.3.2 but i get the message thar everything is installed, obvious because ia already have a newer version.

Do you know any solution for this situaton?

Thanks for your time and patience.

Old 02-04-2005, 06:39 PM   #2
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You can install multiple versions of gcc, the 3.3.2 was probably installed with your Mandrake 9.1 install. There is a way of choosing which gcc to use but that's only if you run gcc directly. Try renaming the 'gcc' file in your /usr/bin to gcc-3.4.1. There should be a file named gcc-3.3.2 in there too, rename it to 'gcc' and try re-running the script.

This confusion comes because both the kernel you're using and all of it's modules must be compiled using the same gcc version so that no incompatibilites are introduced using the different gcc version. You might still be using a kernel supplied with 9.2, built with gcc 3.3.2, where Mandrake 10.1 has come along and installed a newer version of gcc, and it is now the default.

If it works, all well and good, if not, rename the gcc files back to their original names and we'll try something else
Old 02-05-2005, 05:26 AM   #3
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Well i'll try renaming the files.

But i forgot to mention that the new versi'on of mandrake was installed in a new machine, not upgrading my old version.

Indeed, first i installed the 10.1 version with the 2.4.27 kernel and when i got the message, o thouhgt that the problem was something related to the kernel and the files use for each specific installation and compilation, so itried with the kernel in the cd, and got the same results.

At this momment i'm traying again to download the old version of gcc from the gnu page.

And if doesn't work, i'll try renaming the files.


Old 02-06-2005, 12:17 AM   #4
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My workstation is close to yours:

Intel 865PERL 2.8gig Cpu
Sound Blaster card (I needed the joy port)
ATI AIW 9000 Video
Mandrake 10.1 Official
Vmware 5 Beta

I had to switch to the kernel AND source code for the kernel.
I had no more problems compiling vmware after that.


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