VMware install on F7 -- Solved
McGuffey, David C.
DAVID.C.MCGUFFEY at saic.com
Fri Nov 9 20:38:32 UTC 2007
> > I'm a bit dismayed that VMware is not playing a more active role in
> > making the scripts necessary to get their product to run on Fedora.
> > Afterall Fedora eventually rolls over into a Red Hat server
> The issue is more the rate at which Fedora changes the kernel, the
> Vmware installation process requires (as you discvered) a build
> against the kernel sources. Vmware make their code work with the
> latest kernels being used in various distributions at the time the
> Vmware release is done.
> Some distributions keep the same kernel throughout their life (e.g.
> typically server/commercial distributions) for just this reason,
> things like Vmware are supported only against certain kernel versions.
> Other distributions (like Fedora) stay on the 'bleeding edge' and
> update the kernel frequently, Vmware releases don't keep up with these
> If you want a 'safe' place to be for sensitive software to run you
> want to use a more stable distribution than Fedora.
I agree...I was just sniveling a bit.
Principal Information System Security Engineer // NSA-IEM, NSA-IAM SAIC,
IISBU, Columbia, MD
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