Package Details: vmware-patch 15.5.1-2

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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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Keywords: patch vmci vmmon vmnet vmware
Licenses: GPL
Submitter: oliv
Maintainer: TheGoliath (orson)
Last Packager: TheGoliath
Votes: 208
Popularity: 0.140942
First Submitted: 2011-01-31 12:49
Last Updated: 2020-01-08 20:31

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TheGoliath commented on 2020-01-03 21:35

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TheGoliath commented on 2020-01-08 20:33

@orson I've implemented your patch. Thank you. Meanwhile, I've added you to the maintainers list as you are more into the topic as I currently am.

orson commented on 2020-01-08 09:06


Would you consider merging patches for 14.1.7 / kernel 5.4? Thank you in advance.

TheGoliath commented on 2020-01-03 21:35

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slurpee commented on 2019-10-20 00:55

That's intentional. The vmware-workstation package already contains the patches needed. If you've installed that, you're all set. You only need this if you're using the standalone VMWare installer from their website.

alexdsan commented on 2019-10-20 00:12

Firstly, thank you very much for the patch, but I'm unable to install without having to remove removing VMware-workstation 15.5.0-2.

slurpee commented on 2019-09-27 04:48

Hey everyone, I've adopted this package after trying to get Workstation running on my machine. I've added the patches for 15.5.0 on kernel version 5.3.x. I'd appreciate the feedback, as this is my first package. Thanks!

ben.white commented on 2019-03-25 05:28

Hi Martin, thanks for your feedback. I don't have any new version to test on so it is probably best I leave this package. Please feel free to take over and add the patches, the structure is fairly easy. Thanks everyone for your help.

MR-2 commented on 2019-03-23 13:06

Michal Kubeček ( wrote some patches for getting the modules to build under linux kernel 5.0. I tried them with the workstation-player 15.0.3 and the modules build (I didn't really tested them with running a VM, though).

I adapted them to the patches in this package and posted copied them to pastebin:

vmmon-15.0.3-5.0.patch: vmnet-15.0.3-5.0.patch:

@ben.white: Since you're maintaining the package, could you add those patches (after testing them with running a VM)?

Thanks in advance!

...and thanks to Michal Kubeček!

Anonymous comment on 2018-02-10 14:25

Unfortunately this package is not working if vmware is installed in arbitrary locations, like /usr/local/ instead of /usr/, which I do whenever possible, and everyone should, to keep the system clean.

Morebikethanman commented on 2018-01-01 04:53

I recently upgraded workstation to 12.5.8 and was unable to get the modules to compile. I modified the patches in a way I thought should work but was not successful. I tried changing workstation versions back to 12.5.7 and on down to 12.5.2 without success. I also tried with the linux-lts version (a 4.9 kernel) and even downgraded from linux-4.14.9-1 to 4.13.9-1 where things had been working previously.

Is it possible that there is a change with gcc or some other dependency that is making the compiles fail? I am running gcc-7.2.1-2 but did not find the solution at to address my issue.

Thanks in advance for any help.

Edit: I was wrong about it being a problem with gcc. I upgraded my kernel to 4.14.11 (I don't think that mattered other than for tweaking the patches) then did:

cd /usr/lib/vmware/modules/patches

sudo cp vmmon-12.5.8-4.13.12.patch vmmon-12.5.8-4.14.11.patch

sudo cp vmnet-12.5.8-4.13.12.patch vmnet-12.5.8-4.14.11.patch

cd /usr/lib/vmware/lib/

sudo mv

sudo ln -s /usr/lib/ .

Thanks to for the suggestion about