VMware install *arg!*

Joshua Gimer jgimer at gmail.com
Thu Jan 1 23:25:40 UTC 2009

And you are sure that it is not already on the system somewhere? What about:

find / -name version.h


locate version.h


On Thu, Jan 1, 2009 at 4:19 PM, mark <m.roth2006 at rcn.com> wrote:
> Joshua Gimer wrote:
>> Try:
>> yum install kernel-devel
>> vmware-config
> Ok, let me, in the interest of full disclosure, say that my workstation is
> running openSuSE. The idea on installing vmware was a) to get some knowledge of
> it, and b) to look at going up to CentOS 5.
> Anyway, with much googling, and suggestions from one or two folks, this is what
> I've done so far:
> installed kernel-source (openSuSE doesn't have a separate kernel-headers).
> I had to do a make .../version.h
> Then I tried editing it, to add
> #define UTS_RELEASE <kernel#>
> Then I read vmware-config.pl, and see that if it's a kernel > 2.6.18, which
> mine is, it's looking for utsrelease.h
> Fine. I created that, and it *still* doesn't like it. At this point, I'm doing
> something I hate, which is debugging code that supposed to be perfect from a
> package; in this case vmware-config.pl. I'm working on a test.pl that will
> *tell* me what it is looking at, and what it finds, so I can see *why* it
> doesn't like it.
>        mark "I've had fun. This isn't it."
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