Package Details: vmware-patch 12.5.7-2

Git Clone URL: https://aur.archlinux.org/vmware-patch.git (read-only)
Package Base: vmware-patch
Description: A post-install configuration solution for VMware Workstation (Pro) and Player (Plus and Pro)
Upstream URL: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/VMware#Configuration
Licenses: GPL
Submitter: oliv
Maintainer: rains
Last Packager: rains
Votes: 203
Popularity: 1.736008
First Submitted: 2011-01-31 12:49
Last Updated: 2017-09-16 13:52

Latest Comments

khau commented on 2017-09-25 05:01

Will this also require ams1's and orson's patches?
I'm away from my computer but will test the new patch as soon as I can. Thanks for the update!

rains commented on 2017-09-16 13:54

patch for kernel 4.13 has been added.
refer to https://communities.vmware.com/thread/568089

% sudo vmware-patch -f
==> Patching VMware Workstation Pro v12.5.7 for kernel 4.13.1-1-ARCH..
-> [vmnet]
==> Installing modules..
-> Done.
sudo vmware-patch -f 21.19s user 3.07s system 172% cpu 14.034 total

alekssaul commented on 2017-09-06 21:42

same issue as @khau.

# uname -r
4.12.10-1-ARCH

# ls /usr/lib/modules
4.12.10-1-ARCH/

can't find `version.h`. Upgraded to VMware-Workstation-Full-12.5.7-5813279.x86_64.bundle which fixed that issue, also had to downgrade to libpng-1.6.28-1-x86_64.pkg.tar.xz

khau commented on 2017-09-05 17:17

@rains
My apologies - I wasn't notified of your response.
# uname -r
# 4.12.8-2-ARCH
#
# ls /usr/lib/modules
# 4.12.8-2-ARCH extramodules-4.12-ARCH

The problem persists across restarts. Please let me know if I can supply any more information.

rains commented on 2017-08-30 03:49

@khau can you show me the result of `uname -r` and `ls /usr/lib/modules/` ?
maybe you need a restart after your 'linux-headers' installed/upgraded.

khau commented on 2017-08-29 19:06

I've run into a problem (had it for some time now) compiling under the lastest kernels.

# Failing to find /lib/modules/4.12.8-2-ARCH/build/include/linux/version.h
# ...
# W115: Failed to build vmmon. Failed to execute the build command.
# ...
# W115: Failed to build vmnet. Failed to execute the build command.
# ...

Attempted with and without ams1's and orson's fixes for VMware Workstation (each tried independently and simultaneously).

Building on:
Arch Linux 4.12.8-2 (x86_64)
Using headers:
core/linux-headers 4.12.8-2

Let me know if you need any more information on how I've been attempting to build, etc.

Plexcon commented on 2017-07-13 08:25

==> Verificando las firmas de las fuentes con gpg...
ncurses-6.0-20170527.tgz ... HA FALLADO (clave pública desconocida 702353E0F7E48EDB)
==> ERROR: ¡No se ha podido verificar alguna de las firmas PGP!

rakotomandimby commented on 2017-07-12 09:32

Also, please review this feature for inclusion: http://mihamina.rktmb.org/2017/07/vmware-libz-libfontconfig-libexpat.html

I encoutered the "libz" problem and found that including all shipped libraries resolves it.

ams1 commented on 2017-07-12 09:27

Can you bake in the libz workaround, please?

# cd /usr/lib/vmware/lib/libz.so.1
# mv libz.so.1 libz.so.1.old
# ln -s /usr/lib/libz.so.1 .

That would be very handy.

orson commented on 2017-07-05 06:50

I second will.price94's comment. I had to apply these patches to run VMware Player 12.5.2 build-4638234 with kernel 4.11.6-3.

Note these are incremental patches, for me it was enough to rename them to
vmnet-12.5.2-4.11.patch and vmmon-12.5.2-4.11.patch, copy to /usr/lib/vmware/modules/patches and rerun vmware-patch. Now vmplayer is all up and running.

source: http://rglinuxtech.com/?p=1932

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