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Re: vmware



On 1/21/07, Kam Leo <kam leo gmail com> wrote:
On 1/21/07, Matthew Saltzman <mjs ces clemson edu> wrote:
> On Sun, 21 Jan 2007, Kam Leo wrote:
>
> > On 1/21/07, toracat <toracat adelphia net> wrote:
> >> On Sun, 21 Jan 2007 11:16:21 -0800, Kam Leo wrote:
> >>
> >> >>
> >> >> The error message is "Unable to open the installer database
> >> >> /etc/vmware/locations in read-mode.".
> >> >>
> >> >> > see?  Also update106 is out now. Have you tried that one?
> >> >>
> >> >> It is not at http://http://ftp.cvut.cz/vmware/. What is the URL?
> >> >>
> >> >>
> >> > Found the file at
> >> > http://knihovny.cvut.cz/ftp/pub/vmware/vmware-any-any-update106.tar.gz
> >> >
> >> > Does not work with workstation 5.5.3. Still getting the "Unable to open
> >> > installer..." error.
> >>
> >> Your error sounds unusual.  Does the /etc/vmware/locations file exist?
> >> This error message would occur if the installation script
> >> (vmware-install.pl) cannot open that file.  If your vmware installation is
> >> broken somehow, uninstall and reinstall might help.
> >>
> >
> > vmware-any-any-update106/runme.pl expects "location" to be in
> > /etc/vmware. The directory, /etc/vmware, is empty. It would appear
> > that version 5.5.3 of workstation has moved its files to
> > /etc/vmware-tools.
> >
> > I have tried uninstalling and reinstalling. Also linking /etc/vmware
> > to /etc/vmware-tools. Neither works.
>
> Very strange, as I have VMwareWorkstation-5.5.3-34685 and it builds fine
> (except for one warning in the network compile--and works fin--with
> kernel-2.6.19-1.2895.fc6 and without the vmware-any-any patch.
>
> $ ls /etc/vmware/
> config        locations     vmnet1/
> installer.sh  state/        vmnet8/
> $ rpm -qf /etc/vmware
> VMwareWorkstation-5.5.3-34685
>
> /etc/vmware-tools is from the vmware-tools guest package, not the VMware
> host package.
>
> So what is the host OS and what is the guest OS?  What package did you
> install on the host, and what on the guest?  What are you trying to build
> on the host and what on the geust?  RPM or tarball?

Host is Windows 2000. Guest is FC6.  VMware-Tools is installed as an RPM.

>                 Matthew Saltzman


I should clarify the problem further. vmware-config.pl runs fine until
compiling of the vmxnet module. This is the error that appears:

Building the vmxnet module.

Using 2.6.x kernel build system.
make: Entering directory `/tmp/vmware-config18/vmxnet-only'
make -C /lib/modules/2.6.19-1.2895.fc6/build/include/.. SUBDIRS=$PWD
SRCROOT=$PWD/. modules
make[1]: Entering directory `/usr/src/kernels/2.6.19-1.2895.fc6-i686'
 CC [M]  /tmp/vmware-config18/vmxnet-only/vmxnet.o
/tmp/vmware-config18/vmxnet-only/vmxnet.c: In function
\u2018vmxnet_netpoll\u2019:
/tmp/vmware-config18/vmxnet-only/vmxnet.c:1058: error: too many
arguments to function \u2018vmxnet_interrupt\u2019
make[2]: *** [/tmp/vmware-config18/vmxnet-only/vmxnet.o] Error 1
make[1]: *** [_module_/tmp/vmware-config18/vmxnet-only] Error 2
make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/kernels/2.6.19-1.2895.fc6-i686'
make: *** [vmxnet.ko] Error 2
make: Leaving directory `/tmp/vmware-config18/vmxnet-only'
Unable to build the vmxnet module.


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