Package Details: vmware-patch 12.5.6-1

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Package Base: vmware-patch
Description: A post-install configuration solution for VMware Workstation (Pro) and Player (Plus and Pro)
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Licenses: GPL
Submitter: oliv
Maintainer: Det (rains)
Last Packager: rains
Votes: 199
Popularity: 5.128784
First Submitted: 2011-01-31 12:49
Last Updated: 2017-06-01 02:08

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markd89 commented on 2017-06-24 14:23


I am running VMWare Player 7.1.4 (the last rev to support Unity under Linux hosts).

I am upgrading Debian 8 to Debian 9 which will mean Kernel 4.9 instead of

Can I use this patch as-is or any other hacks I will need.

My Linux-fu level is only about medium strength so any help much appreciated.


wzrd commented on 2017-06-07 08:57

thanks @ronengi, that did it

TrakTrakTrugui commented on 2017-06-05 20:01

Thank you @rakotomandimby, patch applied with no errors.

rakotomandimby commented on 2017-06-05 18:32

I think you should first upgrade to the latest workstation. For example 12.5.6 at the time I write.

TrakTrakTrugui commented on 2017-06-05 18:19

Hi, I'm doing something wrong?


dummys commented on 2017-06-02 22:45

Hi, using those 2 patches, made the trick:

dummys commented on 2017-05-28 19:08

Hi, tried the workaround for gcc 7 in the wiki, but still failed:

2017-05-28T21:02:12.298+02:00| modconfig| I125: Successfully extracted the vmnet source.
2017-05-28T21:02:12.298+02:00| modconfig| I125: Building module with command "/sbin/make -j8 -C /tmp/modconfig-SPHmra/vmnet-only auto-build HEADER_DIR=/lib/modules/4.11.2-1-ARCH/build/include CC=/sbin/gcc IS_GCC_3=no"
2017-05-28T21:02:14.290+02:00| modconfig| W115: Failed to build vmnet. Failed to execute the build command.
2017-05-28T21:02:14.294+02:00| modconfig| I125: We are now shutdown. Ready to die!

ronengi commented on 2017-05-27 15:35

I second tjc. To summarize:

before installation:

# sed 's/gcc version 7/gcc version 6/' /proc/version > /tmp/version
# mount --bind /tmp/version /proc/version

now install/ reinstall ...

# umount /proc/version && rm /tmp/version

# cp -r /usr/lib/vmware-installer/2.1.0/lib/lib/ /usr/lib/vmware/lib

and before running the client:

# cd /usr/lib/vmware/lib/
# mv -i
# ln -s /usr/lib/ .

start the client:

$ vmplayer &

Thanks to ius, thinkyfish, the wiki ...

tjc commented on 2017-05-26 11:19

THe combination of @ius's comment and also @thinkyfish's comment solved wmare workstation 12.5.6 on kernel 4.11 for me. I had to do the wiki workaround, and also copy the lib folder. Thanks!!

ius commented on 2017-05-25 15:19

12.5.6 requires a slight unusual workaround on current kernels. It asks for GCC 7 because the kernel was built with gcc from [testing].

I've added a workaround to the wiki:

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